Thanks. Well serigraphy is hard the first time. Basically it's like regular stenciling but you have to make the stencil yourself. First we designed what we were going to do, it could only hold up to 4 colors, but we could mix colors (like make green with blue over yellow, orange with yellow over red, purple with blue over red, etc...) Then we had to take 4 sheets of green film (like photography film, but not exactly -also, not 35mm film, but big profesional type film) and cut out the stencil. This was the hard part because you couldn't cut through completly. Film has two parts, the base and the emulsion, one on either side. We had to cut the base without damaging the emulsion because this is what would make the stencil. Anyways, then we had to place the finished stencil on the silk screen and paint it with this blue... thing that would make the stencil stick, then we peeled away the base and what was left was the actual stencil. The rest is the easy part. Well, placing the paper exactly each of the 4 times is not so easy, that's why in the pictures there are some white areas inbetween the red and black lines. Most serigraphy work is not perfect because of this, especially traditional handmade ones.
Well, the reason I really like this is because of it's similarity to vector art, or I should say it the other way around since vector art came later... but the end product is quite similar, so much infact, that now a days, t-shirts, posters, and many other things that are screen printed are actually done in vectors first, then they can make a postive/negative and send that to a photoserigraphy machine with produces the final product in as perfect as can be conditions. Or they can not use the machine but still using the negative produce similar results with the traditional method.
Whoo I talked to much!