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Screen print vintage slip

Added Dec 8, 2010

by ladyshape

Edinburgh, Unite...






I screen printed these black flies onto a pink vintage slip. I have made and customised several garments in this way so more pictures coming soon.

Material Notes

Pink vintage slip




Garment Type
Goth/Gothic Lolita, Romantic, Steampunk, Vintage
Polyester, Rayon



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    Oct 8, 2012, 02.00 PMby Super Jeanette

    Awesome print.

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    Feb 27, 2011, 08.38 PMby frankiesoup

    I love the contrast of the soft pink fabric and the harsh black flies – it works really well and look great. :)

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    Feb 24, 2011, 10.41 PMby nicaban

    Fantastic! such a lovely jux.

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    Dec 10, 2010, 07.03 AMby calicia-1

    I love this! what I love even more are those materials behind you!!

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    Dec 9, 2010, 03.38 PMby kelepso

    I love it. I’ve always considered using a cockroach as a trademark for fashion designs.

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      Dec 9, 2010, 03.53 PMby ladyshape

      Thanks. I have always loved using insects in my designs, especially flies and spiders. I’ll put up pictures of my other stuff soon.

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      Dec 9, 2010, 04.21 PMby kelepso

      How’d you get the print on so clean without ruining the garment? I’ve done silk screen before and it takes a very skilled person to do it.

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      Dec 10, 2010, 12.22 PMby ladyshape

      I do all my screen printing at home using hand made screens. I’ve never done any other kind of screen printing so i’m not sure what usually happens? In this case I used a light reactive paste to set the screen with an acetate image placed on top. When the paste has set, I then use a power shower to blast away all of the ink that hasn’t set – ie, the image. When it’s dry I just place the screen on the garment and use a squeegee to drag the dye/paint over the garment. Iron to set when it’s dry (very cool iron for above slip) It’s a case of trial and error but is infinitely cheaper than any other method I know of.

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      Dec 10, 2010, 02.29 PMby kelepso

      Thanks for the tip :-)

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    Dec 9, 2010, 09.20 AMby zaarissima

    what a wonderful idea! But why just flies? (Where there are great flies!)

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    Dec 8, 2010, 10.06 PMby loyl8

    seriously you are soo adorable!!!! your style is awesome and by the looks of it so is your place!!! great job and love the furs/feathers hope their vintage or faux :)

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    Dec 8, 2010, 09.21 PMby cbowen90

    its beautiful where did you get the material from ?

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.59 PMby jsanga

    She’s got cooties!!! If I were her I’d be depressed!!!

    haha I love it :P What was your inspiration?

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      Dec 9, 2010, 06.05 AMby jsanga

      I should just..point out that when I said
      “she’s got cooties!! If I were her I’d be depressed!!!”
      I said it because this reminds me soo much of the dress Tracy Turnblad wears in the original Hairspray movie with Ricki Lake haha

      I love this :)

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      Dec 9, 2010, 03.57 PMby ladyshape

      Thanks. I’ve always been interested in insects and have been using the imagery in screen prints for a few years now. I’ll be uploading some new images soon.

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      Dec 9, 2010, 08.59 PMby jsanga

      That’s so awesome! I cant wait to see more of your work!!

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      Dec 9, 2010, 10.21 PMby ladyshape

      Thanks. In the meantime you can see more of my work in my studio on my profile page.

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