Becca Straus and Silkscreen Adventures
Becca Straus’ jewelry design (it's drop dead gorgeous, how could you forget?) from images I posted of Smart Ftizjerrell's debut collection. Thanks to Mary Kathryn, I was able to hook up with Becca to overhaul her entire brand: logo, identity, packaging, print and soon-to-come web.
We're currently working on a special holiday gift for celeb clients (holy crap Uma Thurman!!) and have designed a package to enclose her phenominally gorgeous jewels. Still in progress, but here is a taste of things to come:
Left: (comp) View from top of gold box with gold silkscreened wrapping paper, gold ribbon, gold stamped hand bound booklet. Right: Silkscreened wrapping paper
Part II: When Making Silkscreens, PAY ATTENTION!!!
A friend of mine named Hot Rob taught me how to silkscreen in college. We would hole up in my bathroom and burn screens, but with him in the lead, I didn’t pay enough attention (Rob, you're the MAN!).
This past summer, Fi and I tried our luck in the bathroom, this time we included a bottle of wine in the mix. Needless to say, all of those small details that I didn't absorb during the college years came back to haunt me and we had some trouble burning the screen properly.
The main issue: I couldn't find a 250 watt bulb at Home Depot (no idea how that happened), so we rigged 2 bulbs together to create a wattage that was close enough...This is what a screen looks like when your ghetto silkscreen rig blows a light mid-exposure:
This is what it looks like when you have an amazing 250 watt halogen burning your design into the screen for full exposure time:
My point: All hail the mighty halogen! For some excellent silk screen directions, take thee to No Media Kings.