Then It All Went Pear-Shaped: 1

Drawing with an Inktense block.

I spent last Sunday up The Workers Gallery in Ynyshir, doing some experiments with silkscreen monotype techniques. I wanted to see if Derwent Inktense blocks would work, using them to draw from a small sketch directly onto the screen mesh.

The Inktense sketch on the silk mesh.

Once I finished sketching, I put a piece of paper under the screen and poured some Daler Rowney Screenprint Medium onto the mesh, just above the sketch. I pulled it across the mesh with a squeegee to force the medium and, hopefully, the Inktense pigment through onto the paper. The result was massively disappointing – it’s an insipid ghost of the original image. Back to the drawing board.

Disappointment.

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

Trying Out A Change

I’m having a go at new templates for my website so I’ll be changing them a few times over the next couple of weeks to see how I get on with them. If there’s one you really like, or dislike, please let me know . Thanks x

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

4 thoughts on “Then It All Went Pear-Shaped: 1

  1. Oh dear! I’m guessing that doing the drawing as a monotype printed onto damp paper would be more likely to succeed. Earlier this week I saw a short video where the person used a mix of 50% acrylic paint and 50% screen printing medium, and proceeded to paint directly on her screen and then pull the image straight through with the squeegee. She did say you only have a 6-8 minute period to do it and get the screen into the water before it sets!

    1. Thanks Leonie, I’ll give the damp paper a try. I especially wanted to get this technique to work with Inktense because they’re so gorgeous when I use them normally. Hey ho 😀

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