The Bag Lady

The local Etsy street team, Wichita Handmade, had a craft fair at one of the Etsy members pottery studios on Saturday.  So, last week I worked on some cute paper bags to give away when I have a sale.  I wanted everything to read that this is my designs.  I bought paper bags because I could screen print on them and that they don't rot in a landfill for millions of years.  I built a small screen and painted my design with Drawing Fluid and Screen Filler.  This is a great way to make temporary screens that don't require the heavy set up in lights and supplies of photo emulsion.  I didn't plan on the bags being perfect or lined up.  I wanted to do something quick and have fun with it.  Oh, yeah, I carved a quick small recycling stamp and printed it on the bottoms of the bags.  Here's a few images while I was working.


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Doing a few test prints and checking colors.


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Here's the first print of the reeds in brown.


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The finished bag with the second color printed on it.  This is perfect line up.


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A sea of paper bags.  


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Not so perfect line up but I actually like the mistake.

 

Cheers,
Kyle