First session of Print Screening in CASD
I’ve print screened numerous times throughout my artist journey and my first experience was during A level and we used a stencil. It wasn’t the easiest way to print as you couldn’t have any detailed designs. I then went into foundation art, which I thoroughly enjoyed as it was more in depth compared to a level.
the little thumbnails above show previews of what work I’ve done in the past. Laura Ashley was a massive inspiration for these pieces which I contacted the store and got many free samples! I loved using nature and floral patterns for my inspiration as it works well for repeat patterns.
Step by Step process:
- Draw design, must be black and white.
- Coat the screen with photo sensitive emulsion
- With design, use cooking oil and leave for 3 mins under exposure unit.
- Leave to dry and rinse out image until completely clean.
- Tape the sides so no white is left only your design.
- Use binder to mix and create your colour.
- Get fabric ready and squeegee to then print design.
Using a wallpaper book in the library to gain inspiration for my screen print. Using two colours give it an interesting mood, the bright pink fading to the darker colours give it a darker feel. This inspiration has also come from alternative clothing companies, such as Hell Bunny. I think their clothes and designs are stunning.
I wanted to put two things together that somehow show a juxtaposition, hence why I used the two colours, and put a bow and roses with thorns together. The design overall went really well as a repeat pattern. As this is only a sample I will try develop this further with perhaps using stitch on top. Here is my outcome:
Over all I love this process and cant wait to do it again.