Thursday, October 15, 2009

Silk Screen, I do!





As you know, my heart is loyal to letterpress...but lately a new love has been growing for silk screen printing too! Maybe it's because I've been learning to silkscreen shirts , but these invitations prove how amazingly versatile silk screen printing can be!

Silk screening is typically used for apparel and tote graphics and in the music poster industry. In the poster industry silk screening often has a raw, edgy look...but you can see that crisp lines are now in! And one thing that silk screening still excels at: bright, bold colors!

I love how Satoko (the bride who created the suite of red animal stationery) uses the design on paper and cloth. It tied her whole system together regardless of her medium. As for me, I'm going to start experimenting more with silk screened invitations....I'll keep you all posted on the outcome!

Silk screen suite (top) originally posted on Martha Stewart, Designs by the bride as were the Yellow Scripty Invites. Crisp Yellow invites by Two Trick Pony.

5 comments:

Vanessa said...

Melissa, nice meeting you today! I really like your blog!

Visit me at: www.vanessaandvalentine.blogspot.com

dognbird said...

These are wonderful!

recklessbliss said...

I really love the yellow ones, so sunny and happy like a wedding should be! Love your blog, stop by mine for a visit sometime.
Heidi
xoxo

Melissa said...

I love the heart design on the first set. The second set the color really adds a bright energy to the invitations. Thanks for sharing.

bryllupsfotograf said...

The heart design is SOOOO great! You have a talent!