Monday, 15 December 2008
Saturday, 6 December 2008
After being in London and doing the workshop there I wanted to get on with some actual printing! So i developed an image from some photos of buildings that I'd taken in London and got introduced to the textiles print rooms at uni! I managed to get done in one day more than I've done in London so far, so I'll definately be going back to develop my prints even further. I also experimented with printing onto both material and paper, I plan on experimenting a lot more with material and how I can present it. I used green and grey to print in rather than just black and think it worked with a pale grey paper and a cream paper.
This shows the layout of my screen - for next time i now know that i should of spread the two layers out a bit more!
The two halves didn't meet up particularly well-another point i need to work on for next time! But I like how the print worked on the fabric, it was much better than I was expecting!
My new obsession is silk screen printing, it's always intrigued me but I've never got round to getting images ready and actually doing it! So when I found out about the Free Form workshop specialising in silk screen held in London I was excited to get started! The course is 4 weeks long, every wednesday at the East London Print Makers. Im half way through at the moment so I have designed my screen and had an introduction to the print studios and prepared my screen - the printing starts next week!
The theme for our designs is basically yourself, your personal image, something that shows who you are. I wanted to put across that I am quite a creative person, but other than that I just wanted a nice design! I've been holding onto a piece of patterned paper for a while now and this turned out to be the ideal outing for it!
This is mine and my sisters designs in the beginning stages. She's a very musical person, so her design is along that path. Mine is more random, I have my fancy pattern and then a cameo style brooch shape with a little pic of me in the middle - to make it personal!
We were shown how to wash the screen, coat it and expose the image photographically on it.