Remember these things? My shoe size hasn’t changed in years so when I spotted one of these old Brannock Devices in a junk shop, a flood of memories came back and I decided to draw one. Shoes stores don’t seem to use them anymore, or the little stool you would put your foot on while the sales clerk laced up the shoes you were trying out. Did they only do that for children? Maybe now-a-days, in better shoe stores, you might be lucky if they even bother to put the laces in the shoes for you before you try them on. Enough of the nostalgia already! There’s a well illustrated example here.
This shiny silver and black ink print is now available in my Etsy Shop!
There are a lot of steps involved to make a silkscreen print succeed:
To get a really metallic shine, I heat set silver foil right on to the paper. This has a lot of extra steps and takes a lot longer than printing a single layer of ink, and it requires a larger investment in materials and equipment:
Add a layer of black ink and it’s done: