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Messy!

18 Feb

printing 1

I’m onto the messy stages of screenprinting now … squeegeeing ink through the stencil on the silk mesh on to the paper below. I’m almost half way through the edition, hope to have it finished by the end of the week.

printing 2

 

Here’s a short video of me using the vacuum screenpress to print the image at Swansea Print Workshop.

 

 

I’m developing an edition of mixed media prints for GS Artists from an original by Jamie Reid. There is a great exhibition of his work running until March 1st and here’s some more info about the show and the prints, which will be in a limited edition of 75.

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Step By Step

15 Feb

knight screen

 

Building a screenprint step by step. It’s a lot of processes and each one has to be exact and tried out as a trial proof at each stage. Here’s the photoscreen of the little knight (above) and here he is printed in cobalt blue (below). I’m happy with the little chap.

 

knoght

 

I’m developing an edition of mixed media prints for GS Artists from an original by Jamie Reid. There is a great exhibition of his work running until March 1st and here’s some more info about the show and the prints, which will be in a limited edition of 75.

dragons-revenge

 

 

A Soft Squeegee And A Vacuum Press

11 Feb

trial 2

 

I cracked on with my trial proofs today at Swansea Print Workshop. I exposed and developed the screens yesterday, and today I mixed up some inks and tried out the screens. I’m very pleased with the quality and resolution. I’m using aluminium screens with 120 mesh from Screenstretch and Azocol photosensitive liquid stencil.

 

trial 1

 

There’s a large vacuum press for silkscreens at Swansea Print Workshop, which makes printing run a lot more smoothly. I’m using Daler Rowney System 3 acrylic paint mixed 40:60 with screenprint medium. I’ve experimented with two different squeegees – a soft and a medium. The soft squeegee presses more ink through but loses some resolution while the medium squeegee pushes less ink through, giving very good detail but loses some colour intensity. Decisions have to be made tomorrow.

 

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I’m developing an edition of mixed media prints for GS Artists from an original design by Jamie Reid. There is a great exhibition of his work running until March 1st and here’s some more info about the show and the prints, which will be in a limited edition of 75.

 

Exposing The Dragon

10 Feb

screen 4

 

After the block printing over the weekend, I moved on to the next phase of the multi-media print designed by the artist Jamie Reid. I worked with Kara Seaman at Swansea Print Workshop to coat two silkscreens with Azocol photosensitive solution and after they dried, exposed them each with a transparency in the UV Unit.

 

 

Once they had been exposed for 2 minutes, they were washed to develop the image and then into the drying cupboard. Next stage is to do some colour tests and a couple of trial proofs – tomorrow ….

dragons-revenge

 

I’m developing an edition of mixed media prints for GS Artists from an original by Jamie Reid. There is a great exhibition of his work running until March 1st and here’s some more info about the show and the prints, which will be in a limited edition of 75.

 

And …… Print

9 Feb

print 2

The little lino block is finished, the paper is cut, the work station is set up, so today I started printing using Cranfield Caligo Safewash relief ink in black onto Hahnemuehle paper. It’s underway!!!!!

print 1

 

I’m developing an edition of mixed media prints for GS Artists from an original by Jamie Reid. There is a great exhibition of his work running until March 1st and here’s some more info about the prints, which will be in a limited edition of 75.

dragons-revenge

Finishing The Lino Block

8 Feb

stamp 1

I made the finishing touches to my little lino block “Revenge” today, removing lino from around the edge and cutting it down to size.

stamp 2

Then I cut the paper. I sourced a lovely sheet of Hahnemulle German paper, 230gsm, that’s a perfect weight and a lovely velvety surface. I’ll get nearly 80 pieces from it. I had kept the paper rolled so once I cut all those tiny pieces, I stacked them under a weight to flatten them ….. my antique stoneware hot water bottle. Storm Ciara is on the way so I hope the temperature doesn’t drop too much otherwise Husb and I are going to be chilly without our hottie.

 

I’m developing an edition of mixed media prints for GS Artists from an original by Jamie Reid. There is a great exhibition of his work running until March 1st and here’s some more info about the prints, which will be in a limited edition of 75.

dragons-revenge

First Proofing

4 Feb

ink 2

I did some first proofs from my little lino today, using Cranfield Caligo Safewash relief ink onto four different papers. From the bottom – Hosho, Zercall, Somerset and Bockingford. The Hosho was printed by hand, it’s so fine that I can press the back with my finger and it lifts the ink. The Zercoll was printed using the back of a wooden spoon and the other two with the lovely Columbian press at Swansea Print Workshop.

These first proofs check on the cutting, that it’s finished, and also which paper suits it best.

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I’m developing something for GS Artists on Swansea’s High Street which is currently showing an exhibition of works by the anarchist punk artist Jamie Reid.

Slow Work

31 Jan

cutting 4

The reality of making a work of art, cutting away at a small lino block using a very small tool and making the tiniest of cuts while hoping that I don’t cut the wrong bit. It’s slow work.

cutting 5

I won’t try to cut every last detail at the first go, I’ll cut close but not right up to the edges and then check to see if it needs more cutting.

cutting 6

I put a piece of tracing paper over the design and rubbed it gently with a soft 2B pencil so I can see how the cutting is going.

Carry On Cutting

30 Jan

cutting 3a

I carried on cutting from my brown lino today, the first stage of a collaborative print with GS Artists and Jamie Reid.

Cutting Revenge

27 Jan
3 cutting

The first cuts

Today I started cutting the little lino block of the word “Revenge” which will be stamped onto the screenprint I’m developing for the artist Jamie Reid and GS Artists.

2 cutting

The drawing ready to transfer to the lino block, in reverse

First, I had to decide whether to cut the block in wood or lino. The MDF is easier to cut and it’s easy to transfer the design using carbon paper, as the surface isn’t oily like lino. But the lino has a slightly rough surface which I quite like when it’s printed up and I think its hardness is an advantage because it’s better for fine cutting. So I went with the lino. I love the little curls….

 

1 cutting

Choosing between MDF wood or brown lino

 

Jamie’s solo show, “Dragon’s Revenge” runs at Galerie Simpson, 217, High Street, Swansea until St. David’s Day, March 1st.

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