I’d like to share my finished prints from my screen printing class at Pima this semester.
My first print is the mermaid paper doll mannequin (top left). I drew it out by hand, transferred it onto a transparency, then exposed it onto a photo emulsion coated screen. It was quite a difficult process, since my chemicals were unreliable and my drawing didn’t have enough contrast. Because of these beginner glitches, 30+ prints went straight into recycling. I finally got the flow of the process and loved my overall image. Looking back, I would’ve kept my first attempt simple, with less detail.
The second attempt used the text, “where did the day glo?’ (bottom). Each of the three colors (blue, orange & brown) are a different layer, and each a different image on the screen. These images were created digitally using Adobe Illustrator, then copied onto a transparency for the screen print. I was inspired by the city of Perth, Australia (my family’s home), and the cityscape from Kings Park with the Swan River and rows of Boab trees in the foreground.
The third print is called “Rub-a-Dub Deer in a Tub.” I used the drawing fluid/screen filler method for all colors except black (for which I used photo emulsion). I love using screen filler; it’s so much quicker! It was also fun using metallic inks for the gold background and pink tub.
I have one last project in the works, so keep an eye out for the final revealing.
Here are some inspiring posters from GigPosters.com:
love the patterning…