Friday, May 8, 2015

Thermofax 101 DVD With Lyric Kinard

I had the pleasure of reviewing Lyric's DVD on beading (which is spectacular) and now I get to review her new one on Thermofax Screen Printing!




I've been using a thermofax for many years now and selling them for the past 7 or so years.
I learned a couple of really good tips from Lyric on this DVD.

I often point my customers and friends towards online tutorials for more in depth instructions. Since Lyric has made an entire DVD full of great tips, I can happily point them in her direction.

She starts at the very beginning of what a Thermofax screen is and leads you all the way through to designing your own patterns or art cloth.

You can use the screens for so many purposes - art quilting, creating one of a kind clothing, totes and bags, ceramics and pottery, plaster, paper, art journal and the list goes on.

Lyric also covers the in's and out's of fabric paint and the other mediums you can use instead of paint on your screens.

Every single thing you need to know to be successful with Thermofax screen printing is on this DVD.


There is 65 minutes of solid instruction from this fun loving fabric artist.

Chapters:
1. What's a Thermofax: how it's made
2. Creating Imagery: finding and creating designs
3. Printing Techniques: how to use your screens
4. Designing Cloth: layering imagery


I promise that you will absolutely love this DVD.
Lyric's voice has such a calming effect on the listener - no wonder she is a "Teacher of the Year".
She makes the material so easy to understand and digest.

One thing I would add is this tip about taping a screen before you print with it (done to secure the edges as well as stabilize the screen).
A lot of people use duct tape - which some say has to cure (you're supposed to cure it?).
Some use strapping tape but I also use regular Painter's Tape (the blue kind). It holds up great even in the water (when rinsing the screen).

Lyric is generously offering to give a DVD away to a reader from each reviewer's blog. This includes international readers!

To be eligible for the DVD giveaway, hop over to my Etsy shop and choose your favorite image.
Then leave a comment on this post with that answer.

The winner will get their favorite screen as well as the DVD!
You will be able to start screen printing immediately.


I'll let the random number generator pick the winning post on May 16 - after all of the blog hopping has finished.

PLEASE be sure to leave an email address if you do not have a blogger profile that lists yours.
I'll need a way to get in touch with you when you win.

Thanks to you readers for reading, and to Lyric for letting me review the DVD.

The following is a list of reviewers.
Read daily to increase your chances of winning!

I'm not sure if the previous reviewers have chosen their winners yet, so check them out as well.

April 24 Cheryl Rezendez
April 25  Leslie Tucker Jenison
April 28  Sue Bleiweiss
April 30  Judy Gula
May 1  Sue & Elizabeth Gibson 
May 2  Judy Coates Perez
May 4  Linda Stokes
May 6  Jane Davila
May 6 Melanie Testa
May 7  Liz Kettle
May 8  Carol Sloan
May 9  Kathy York 
May 13  Jamie Fingal 
May 14  Deborah Boschert  
May 15  Sarah Ann Smith


There are several people that sell Thermofax screens on Etsy (as well as their own websites).
Perhaps if you can't find what you like in one shop, another one will have exactly what you want.

Don't forget that you can create your own design out of a drawing, photo or copyright free image and get someone to make the screen for you (I do this in my shop as well).

There are tons of options when it comes to printing with Thermofax screens and they are all FUN!

25 comments:

janice said...

I like the hand drawn "funky" bird This DVD sure sounds like one I will need to add to my colletion

Diane said...

It's a hard choice, either the circles or the lines. Love them both.

patty a. said...

Marks 2 is my favorite screen.

patty a. said...

Markings 2 is my favorite.

Diane said...

Oh my gosh, a chance to win one of your screens, and the DVD? How great is that?

It was hard to pick a favorite screen, but Thermofax Screen Background spoke to me.

Thank-you for offering such a wonderful give-away.

NM_Creatrix said...

Love the honeybee, skeleton but I think my favorite is Poppies...

Beverly said...

It's so hard to pick just one but I
love the flower seedhead. Thanks so much for offering this give-away!

bambi said...

I think my favorite is the Dandelion Seed Head. Thanks for a great giveaway!

bambi said...

I think my favorite is the Dandelion Seed Head. Thanks for the great give away!

Denny1600 said...

Rose Compass Map. There are many nice ones! Love this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

Deborah said...

Great images! My faves are dandelion seed head and wonky daisy. Thanks for the chance for a gift!

Vicki said...

What a difficult decision. I like the old bicycle and the dandelion seed head the most. I guess I would choose the dandelion. Thanks for the chance to win.

Ingleside Belle said...

Oh, how great that you are adding to the DVD giveaway! It's hard to choose just one - I especially like both the vintage bird and the fern (the one with the very small leaves -did you know that you have two titled "fern"?). I'll let you choose which one to send me if I win. :)

Pam said...

Vintage bird

LynneP said...

You have some wonderful screens! I really like screen flower and wonky daisy and screen bird and would be thrilled to win any one of them. thank you!!!
jlpfeffer at gmail dot com

roadie said...

You have some great screens. Screen Gauze would be my first choice only because it can be used for background texture with something else on top.

Joan Wallrich said...

Hi I like a lot of your screens but I would buy the tree stem. I would love to get Lyric's DVD so I can learn how to screen print. I am always looking new techniques to learn. This one looks like it would be fun. Thank you.

Margaret said...

love the honey bee, but the happy bird is fun. Thanks for the give away

Robin Walston said...

money plant foliage
Wow, that was a hard choice since you have so many great designs.
Thanks.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Thanks for the great review of the DVD! You have a wonderful selection of screens and I am hard pressed (a slight pun..ha) to pick one, but I think it might be the money plant foliage.

Nancy A said...

Wow! What great screens! I think my favorite is Thermofax Screen Gauze Screen, but it was really hard to choose. I loved them all!
nkadenver@yahoo.com

Joanne said...

I love graphic flower....I can see using this one over and over.

RoseMary Baty-Willcox said...

What a wonderful gift to get.
I would love the DVD, Thanks for sharing.
artandsoul57@gmail.com

Jeanne Marklin said...

So many wonderful designs! I really like the thin lines and circle. I'm going to bookmark your store link so for future purchases.

liberal sprinkles said...

Hi the graphic flower is beautiful, also the thermofax screen gauze screen. Thanks for the chance to win.
Grace
liberalsprinkles at gmail dot com