Licky Sharks (2015)

A bean bag chair made with a cotton velour fabric that has a hand-printed pattern based on playful sharks in the water with a surprised diver.  After figuring out how to turn my illustrations into a seamless pattern, I proceeded to transfer the sharks onto my silk screen.

I separated each color of the pattern into separate layers.  The sky blue shark babies in the back, the magenta outline of the sharks in the very front, and finally the lighter pink fill of those bigger sharks in the middle.  After that, I transferred the images separately to my silkscreen and proceeded to print on cotton velour fabric. The final yards of printed fabric was used to make a bean bag chair!


As part of my Silk screening class’s pattern exchange, I decided to go along with my shark theme and make shark plushies for everyone in the class.  The bellies of the sharks were silk screened onto straight cotton fabric.