So, I attempted a new screen-making method for the elephant design, using the photo emulsion kit my sister got me for my birthday last year.

Converting design to transparency; photo-emulsified screen in water bath. Looks great, no?

And I thought it worked beautifully, until I went to print. And got this:

Ghosty shadows = misprint. Or rather, mis-screen.

Super bummer. It may be that I just messed up in the process, since it was my first time trying this method. I’m going to give it another go with the kit, but if the next screen turns out the same way, it’s back to hand-painting screens for me.

I do hate to see a shirt go to waste, though, so does anyone want this shirt? It’s a size small, spaghetti straps, built-in bra. Colors are true to pics. $12 shipped. Let me know!

It's a misprint, but still looks pretty cool. Any takers?


In other news:

I’m going to be on vacation (yay Alaska cruise!) later this month and am looking for some guest posters to fill some blank days for me. Recipes, tips & tricks lists, DIY’s, etc. If anyone is interested, please let me know by emailing me with your desired topic.

Also, my 1 year blogiversary is coming up and I’d like to do a big giveaway. I’ve got a bunch of prizes lined up from yours truly, but would love to get some other bloggers/shops on board, too. Feel like participating? Awesome. Email me and let me know.

And finally, some snaps from the weekend:

Ian's birthday dessert (reese's dessert bars) & one of his presents, & a candle.

Sienna, bored on the roadtrip down to San Antonio

The Shamu show

Sleepy otters at Sea World


Hi, I’m Amanda!

I’m a self-employed graphic designer by day, and a crafty hungry bookworm by night. Dragonflight Dreams is where I write about books, recipes, internet goodies, life things, crafty projects, Austin happenings, and more.

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