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If at First You Don’t Succeed…Rogue Motorcycle Screenprint

Had I only taken pictures of my first failure, then my second failure, you would have been able to see the principle of “if at first you don’t succeed” in pictures!  Oh well, maybe next time, because I’m sure there will be more to come! 

I first screened this bag with black ink…with the motorcycle image, but it didn’t turn out.  I figured out what happened and then corrected it. 

Next, I screened it with white ink. I think my ink was a little too think, because it didn’t provide full coverage.  Attempt and failure number two!

Third times a charm!  I then decided to try red ink over top – I love the color red!  Again, same problem…it did not provide full coverage.  But, when I lifted the screen up, it had a whole new look and I absolutely loved it!  It looked rather artsy.  It had a certain kind of look to it – a rogue look. 

So, I added the word ROGUE to give it a more finished look. 

Wow, this makes me feel really artsy :) 

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Vintage Motorcycle image is courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

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I like projects where there is no such thing as “messing up.”  As a matter of fact, I like projects where messing up is allowed and encouraged! 

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Jennifer M. said…
Hey, that works pretty well! That's actually how newspapers still print things today - one screen at a time, each in a different color.
Great job I think it looks very vintage-y.
Very cool! I love when mistakes turn out to be genius :) I'm learning about silk screen printing in my production methods class right now- I'd love to see your printer and how the process works!
very artsy/cool bag! there's no failing in what we do, right? Just a change of plans!
The bag turned out so good, love it! Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Hope you come back again.
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