Yep, #1. I have had two big craft project disappointments this week, both due to supplies that just don't live up to their expectations. Here's the first:
Gocco printed twill tape:
I've had this plan for ages to gocco print or stamp some twill tape with cute designs to sell in my shop. I decided that gocco printing would give the best results, so I bought some gocco fabric stamp ink online.
So disappointing. For ink that's especially designed for the gocco and high mesh screens, it was way too runny and bled heaps, and impossible to get a consistent print. The same design printed with paper inks was crisp and perfect. It might not look so obvious in the pic, but here's the original illustration for comparison purposes:
Freshly made screen ink blocked and ready to go.
Any suggestions of what I might have been doing wrong? I tried both stamping and squeegeeing but no success :(
I think I might try again with a rubber stamp.
#2 to come soon...