Thursday, March 6, 2008
Ready, Set, Print
Today I'm making my first attempt at screen printing. Here is the first color going down. I'm using the tide pool image resting behind the squeegee. First color is a light peach that will be the clouds reflecting in the puddles. I am not expecting greatness on this first go round. I'm mostly interested in working out the kinks, printing on differnent materials and finding what is a good fit for me. Already I am learning about the "halo" which is from not having enough snap in my screen OR too much ink OR the wrong kind of ink. Which it is I don't know but I was able to correct it... yay me.
From this picture you can see the initial marks I made to stop out the white areas on the screen. Those will be the highlights of the clouds forms. Next will be to stop out what I want to leave the peach color, so that the next round of ink will cover all the other parts of pink... I think it's a grey lavender that goes next making the puddle colors.
Here it is what it looks like on the paper.
AND....these are my new drying racks for the wet prints as they come off the screen. Very exciting. Again.... I don't know what this first image will be like. I have no expectations since this is my first time EVER making a silkscreen. It is the adventure that is so much fun!