I’ve decided to start the New Year off right, with new promotional material for Happy Tramps, the dog walking company that employs me.
Put the screen over the piece so that the design will line up with the background. Since I haven’t printed anything yet, I can see the design through the screen. This is not always the best way to line up your screen with a printed background, but for just one print I think it’s fine.
This is what the screen looks like after you print, before you clean it, which I did immediately, lest the water based ink dry up in the screen and ruin it. (To the left of the Happy Tramps design you can see my Dashiell Hammet egg)
Happy Tramps Dog Walking and Pet Sitting is a company that I work for. My boss is also my good friend, Leah, and we love dogs. I manage Happy Tramps social media, create graphics, and walk dogs. Here are some of the graphics and marketing tools I’ve created.
Here’s a shirt design. You can see that I need to clean up the screen before I make more, but for demonstration purposes it works fine. I drew the baby French bulldog then burned it onto a silk screen.
This is the original shirt design. I designed this in 2010, before I was working for Happy Tramps. I like this design, but too many fine lines and multiple colors made it too complicated for me to reproduce effectively and reliably (I’m limited to a very rudimentary silk screening system).