Creating the Wall

We created the gorgeous wallpaper wall at Milkman's Daughter the same way we do everything at Smoking Lily: by hand. After the inspiration phase, we started by drawing our images. This is Trish, our boss lady, looking through the drawings, doing touch ups, and finalizing her concepts.

Next, Liz coated the screens with photo emulsion (above photo). She then exposed them to light, which burns the image onto the screen (image below).

This magical process creates a negative image (pictured below).

We then silk-screened the images into a pattern on paper...

...and voila! Inspiration has lined the shop.

Want to learn the silk-screening process from the masters? We are offering our next silk-screening class starting March 6th. The class dates are March 6th, 13th & 20th. The cost is $220. Register at the Johnson Street store in person or call, 250-382-5459. See you there!

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