Following my love of risograph print, I've fallen in love with the screen print process! It's definitely longing and more tasking BUT the results are beautiful! I'm definitely going to need to find a print studio to use after I graduate...
This week, I've been printing like crazy! I spent all of Monday to Wednesday in the print studio, screen printing some recent designs in my current project process colours palette. I'm so pleased with the outcomes, and can submit them for my Final Major.
The beauty - and stress - of screen printing, is all of the little hand-done aspects along the way: It takes practice and learning from mistakes, to get 5 decent prints from 20 printed (one design proved particularly tricky!) For instance, I'm back working with the half-tone bitmap dots to shade and add texture to my work, which can prove tricky when printing. I've really enjoyed re-learning this printing skill for paper after printing on fabric for my short course. I've since received my own at-home print kit to experiment with!
Since being commissioned by and working with Art University Bournemouth's TheGallery on an event for Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, I've been really interested in screen printing. I was honoured to attend the event evening and my limited edition screen prints proved popular! I was even lucky enough to feature on the catalogue for the evening's show.