screen print

Photos from Woolwich Print Fair by Josephine Hicks

Such a massive selection of work on display at Woolwich Print Fair last weekend, in the incredible space of Woolwich Arsenal. Also great to see a my friend Katy Binks and plenty of fellow printmakers from East London Printmakers

'Trouble in the tropics' by Josephine Hicks

screenprints and collage in the making for the upcoming exhibition

Sisters In Print! by Josephine Hicks

First collaboration, for a brand new Print Collective!!  heres some progress shots of working with Helen Ashton over at http://aidaprints.com/ studio in Hackney Wick 

PoW, primary colours! by Josephine Hicks

Back in the studio playing around with paper cut outs and bright colours, inspired by recent botanical paintings. In hindsight i wish the yellow was more of a mustard colour... but exploring layering stencils to produce diffferant colours. 

Screen prep! by Josephine Hicks

After a whole month of painting work, I'm finally getting back in the print room! feels good, just prepped this screen screen today, heading back to the studio to play around printing tomorrow! woohoo!

late night print sesh with puff binder! by Josephine Hicks

Back testing different inks and fabrics with the same design from last week. This time used a 'puff binder' in the ink, this medium reacts with heat and when curing and inflates away from the fabric, giving a 'relief' effect...kinda mad! very 80's, remember using a similar thing as a kid doing tshirt painting.

Really like the 3 colour print on the dark blue material, think the dark pink curves really give depth to the pattern.

Fabric printing saturdays! by Josephine Hicks

Following the course at East London Printmakers last November, today I got back in the studio with co pilot Kate Hyde to confound what we had learnt. There are loads more processes and set up aspects to consider when printing repeats; size of design, placement on screen, registration line, table set up and 'stops' measured and set accordingly.

So it was a slow morning of measuring and marking.... but we managed to print 3 metres of our collaborative 2 colour design, on this lovely salmon coloured cotton.