Printz Process

 Step 1:

Find yourself some great Fishermen or women! My family and our love for the water plus fishing was my inspiration for this line! Where it all began…

Step 2:

Get all your supplies..I use non-toxic water based fabric paints. This way we don’t worry about eating the fish after 🙂

Step 3:

Choose your paints colors and paint! Trade secret: Paint in the opposite direction of the scales..this makes for a better print. As you print more and more you will learn a lot about how much paint and water to use. It’s all trial and error…If is doesn’t good well one day. Try the next 🙂

My secret weapon!

He loves to help Mommy!

Step 4:

Your pretty painted fish!  Don’t admire it too long the paint does dry pretty fast. Especially on a warm Keys day.

Step 5:

Grab your fabric of choice..Depending on what you are using it for. The original process of “Gyotaku” was done using Black or Blue Ink and Rice paper. My first printz, I used acrylic paints and canvas(Which work well for paintings). For my clothing line, I use Muslin and Fabric Paints. The possibilities are endless. Experiment play around with it and have FUN!

Step 6:

Lay the fabric on the fish and press! Simple as that, I use more of a rubbing motion. I typically start by rubbing the tail. It seems to dry the fastest. Then, I will expand the dorsal fins to make for a more exciting print. Once, you are satisfied that you have all the details. Get ready for the BIG reveal!!!!

Step 7:

Admire your handy work, make more playing with different colors and brushes. Take your printz and make whatever your heart desires!

To see more of my Fish Printz Goodz and Batik Printz line see my Get Kdub’d tab @ kdubdesignz.com or become my “FAN” on Facebook at Kdub Designz. Live in or traveling to the Florida Keys? Check my events on Facebook and come see my booth at a show!

Peace Out!

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