The Studio On a Sunday

Day 145/365

Today’s post is all about some screenprinting I did a couple of days ago!  I did 115 prints for the Wayzgoose Anthology.  If you’re in southern Ontario and into printmaking, book arts, and the like, then you should check out the Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair in Grimsby at the end of April!

photo 1

I always mix my own colours because I enjoy it, and it gets me the exact colour I want.

photo 2 Just a sneak peek at a corner of my print.  And also the wonderful zebra print duct tape I usually use.  (It gets the job done and puts a smile on my face!)

I’ve been practicing calligraphy on a fairly regular basis.  So when it came time to come up with a design for my print, I naturally turned to ink, but this time to brush and ink rather than my calligraphy pen.  I decided to draw my design right on my screen rather than use photo-based techniques.
photo 3

This is my small, portable setup to screenprint.  It works really well and stores away neatly in a minimal space.

If you’ve ever wanted to try screenprinting you should!  It’s fun and not too invasive, take a workshop or a class if you really want guidance on how to get started.


2 thoughts on “The Studio On a Sunday

    • Yes, I’ve always found duct tape makes reclaiming the screen a bit of a chore. (also, depends on the quality of the duct tape. I have used some dollar store duct tape that was no prob at all!!)

      However, I’ve replaced the silk on this screen several times, and the wood frame has started to warp ever so slightly . . . I decided this was the last run for this screen and I won’t be reclaiming it!

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