All The Different Layers ….. Step 1

The first colour laid down.

I did a weekend screen printing course a couple of weeks ago, with Scotland-based artist Kelly Stewart at Swansea Print Workshop. We were working with layers of photosensitive screen stencils, based on original drawings. I used a little sketch I’d done a few months back when I was working on a community arts project in the Waun Wen area of the city, a very simple, quick scribble with a ballpoint pen into my A6 sketchbook.

The original sketch.

The first step was to print a background layer in a dusky pink, leaving a focal area of white for the houses in the terrace. The stencil for this layer was very simple brushstrokes of acrylic paint onto a sheet of plastic. It gave me a painterly texture which I prefer to the usual flat surface of screenprints.

The first photo-stencil.

Raising Funds.

My family is raising money for Phil, a younger relative of mine, to have life-changing surgery in Spain. Phil is disabled by Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and the operation he needs isn’t currently available in the UK. I know times are hard, but if you’re able to spare a bob or two, please click here find out more or to donate a small amount to Phil’s crowdfunding campaign. Thank you xxx

Raising funds for Phil, bottom left, to have life-changing surgery xxx

Published by Rosie Scribblah

I'm an artist / printmaker / scribbler. I love drawing and all the geeky stuff associated with printmaking, working in a figurative style. I live in Wales with husband and demented cats. And my real name is Rose Davies :D

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