screenprints and collage in the making for the upcoming exhibition
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.
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!
Putting the my screen printed fabric into context of possible uses
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.
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.