Over this summer we have been told to think about what we want to be our practise and what we want to specialise in for our final year to help us pick the subject of our dissertation, so I’m going to be doing a lot of stuff over the summer to help me figure it out.
I really like printing and knowing this my parents, a few years ago, bought me a screen printing kit so I’m going to try doing work with that because I think I’d be happy going in to print and reproduction. I’ve already done some printing! The first thing is one of the designs Steph did for our main zine that got left out and were originally going to print for the event but because we didn’t have time I waited til this week.
I’d never used the Drawing fluid/ Screen filler process before I wasn’t use to setting up a screen taking this long and I also need to remember for the future that thinner lines need more attention with the drawing fluid and that filling the screen is frustrating (super messy screen as evidence). It didn’t work as well as when the technicians had used photo emulsion (think it’s that) but from this I think the next thing I try to print should go better.
Getting the colour right was difficult as well because I had to be far more conservative with it than at school because they had huge tubs of ink and print medium, were as I had small things of primary colours and a little print medium left over from foundation year that I could make my own colour with.
If I had more white to work with than I would have gone for the colour above but unfortunately that wasn’t the case so I went for this colour in the end:
I’ve printed 9 (one got washed with the screen, r.i.p), they still need to be trimmed down as well. I’m going to put them up for quite cheap because of they failure I feel with them and they all had to be touch up where the screen didn’t work.
I’ll put up a nicer photo when they’re ready and will hopefully list them on the etsy by the end of the day, next I’m going to do a simple design that I did to correspond with this one about tea!