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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Silk Screen Printing and more...

Hi Ya,
So, I went to this book shop with a friend for coffee (it is her favorite coffee).   Dangerous for me to be in a bookshop- any bookshop.  Of course I found a book that I like: 1,100 Designs and Motifs from Historic sources by John Leighton of Dover Press.  Here is a sample page:

At first I'm just looking at the pictures thinking of them in an Art History kinda way.  Then I think how cool these images would be on ... well lets say a cap.   Only the size is all wrong and I will want to use only parts of some of the patterns.

Then it hits me!  I can change the size of the motifs.  I can change the colors of the motifs.  I can mix, match, and over lap the designs.  Because all I have to do is scan the images in to the computer and burn a screen for printing.

Then it hits me -- again.   Copy right laws.  I don't steal ideas from anyone.  Not in school and not now.   I take a look at the back of the title page and the heavens open up in song:

"You may use the designs and illustrations for graphics and crafts applications, free and without special permission"

 Yippie.  and Sweet and also Nice.
Thank you Dover Press.
Mary Elizabeth


  1. the illustrations look really fun and I think they will make a neat cap...I can't wait to see what you come up with. Good for you to check the copy right laws!
    Take care!

  2. Good gifts come to those who need and deserve them. I look forward to enjoying your stewardship of these images...