Valadon Screen – Next Step

22 May

suzanne step 2a

I left the Speedball Diazo drawing fluid to dry overnight after I had done my drawing of the artist Suzanne Valadon onto my screen. The next step is to mask it with the Speedball Filler. I drizzled a line of it, after a vigorous shake, at the top edge of the drawing (the screens were propped up so it was horizontal a few inches above the table).

suzanne step 2b


Then I scraped it gently across the surface of the screen with a piece of stiff card. One swipe is recommended. I scooped up the residue at the edges with a small plastic pallette knife and put it back in the pot. Then I left it to dry horizontally. Final stage of screen preparation tomorrow. I bought some ink from Swansea Print Workshop so I might be able to start printing on Monday.

Tomorrow I’m appearing in Union Street in Bath with the Plebeian Scribblers, part of Fringe Arts Bath and on Sunday I’m popping up to Cardiff to mooch around the Art Car Bootique. Maybe I’ll see you there?

2 Responses to “Valadon Screen – Next Step”

  1. paperstew May 26, 2015 at 17:39 #

    I’m really looking forward to seeing the printed work. Will you be sharing?

    • Rosie Scribblah May 26, 2015 at 21:56 #

      Yes I will. I hope to start experimenting with ink and paper tomorrow. I was given some beautiful T. H. Saunders vintage papers so I will try those out.

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