Absolutely Shattered!

1 Jul
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Four ‘layers’ printed, two to go plus the covers…..

It’s the second day of the weekend screenprint book course at Swansea Print Workshop, headed up by Kelly Stewart, and I’m absolutely shattered. We did the drawings and design for it yesterday and today we printed, working at a fast pace in a heatwave!

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My work station ready to begin

Yesterday, I produced 6 drawn images on acetate for the interior, plus two for the covers. We started today by setting up our work stations, then mixing inks – Daler Rowney System 3 acrylic paint mixed 80:20 with screenprinting medium and a little water to loosen it to a soft dropping consistency, like a Madeira cake mix, I thought.

Then the printing started, beginning with the background ‘layers’ and working through to the foreground ‘layers’. But before screening onto the prepared book paper (Somerset 250 gsm) I printed each image onto newsprint to check the colour and clarity of the images. I’ll show you the rest tomorrow……

 

 

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