First Timer Squeegee Technique!

15 Feb
Manholes looking a bit celestial.

I was at Waun Wen Community Centre again today, carrying on with the screenprints based on manhole covers (from photos by Melvyn Williams), don’t they look a bit like celestial bodies? I was helped by some local residents who dropped by and decided to try out some screenprinting. In fact, they printed them all! I set up the screens and measured out the inks, but then they went for it and printed over 100 pieces in 5 different designs. They showed some terrific squeegee technique for first timers.

On the floor!

Finding space to dry …..

We ran out of table space and had to dry some of them on the floor! It didn’t take long though as I’m using water-based Daler Rowney System 3 acrylic paint mixed with Screenprinting Medium.

Part of the Home and Hinterland community arts project in partnership with Swansea University’s Taliesin Arts Centre.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage artefacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

2 Responses to “First Timer Squeegee Technique!”

  1. Alli Farkas February 17, 2022 at 01:01 #

    Wow, they DO look celestial!

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