In this DVD Lyric does a great job explaining what a thermofax machine actually is, how it burns images into a screen and how to use those screens to create exciting art pieces on cloth and paper.
For those of you that are hearing the term thermofax for the first time or if you have heard the term before but have wondered what the heck it actually is, you should know that using thermofax screens is exactly like using silk screens except that the machine creates the actual screens.
A sheet of mesh that has been coated on one side with a heat and carbon sensitive emulsion is layered with a piece of paper that has your image on it. The image is created with anything that has carbon in it like a pencil, a carbon based marker or a print made from a toner based copy machine, otherwise known as a laser printer.
The emulsion sheet along with the paper that has the image on it are feed through the machine, one on top of the other. Once inside the machine, a special bulb melts the emulsion where the lines of the image are. It literally takes only a matter of seconds!
Lyric herself is fun, easy to listen to and quite frankly - too adorable for words! In a friendly, easy to follow step-by-step pace she takes you on a journey that is fun, playful and one in which you are destined to create lovely works of art cloth.
Learn about squeegees and textile paint, base extender and foil, work surfaces and cloth. Along the way you'll encounter Cascade Dishwashing Detergent and Golden Modeling Paste as you learn about design principles and the surprise of spontaneity.
And if you can't afford or simply don't want to invest in a machine of your own, Lyric includes a list of people who provide ready made screens and custom services to burn your own images. It just couldn't be easier!
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April 25 Leslie Tucker Jenison http://leslietuckerjenison.