I mixed up some print paste today to prepare some screens for screen printing next week. Our group is having our annual art retreat and we’re planning to do some deconstructed screen printing. So I completed the first step so it could dry and be ready.
This screen was placed over a gridded packing material. I used a variety of blue and blue green dye.
Then I used red and yellow dye over a textured shelf liner.
The last screen was created over plastic wrap with blue and red to create a variety of colors.
I had leftover dye on the shelf liner, packing material and plastic wrap. So I printed some papers. These will make good papers for collage or for layering further paint or dye on top. I am looking forward to seeing the screen printing results next weekend.
The last screen with plastic wrap could be a picture on its own. I see a goldfish water, reeds. I love the color and texture in this piece. Looks like fun!
I didn’t see the fish until you mentioned it. Thanks! This is one of my favorite techniques.
I don’t recall that being used in your print class, perhaps another class in the future?
Deconstructed screen printing is the second week of class.
Yes now I remember the stencils, but not the plastic wrap. When I’m up to I’ll have to try that. Thanks for the reminder.
I agree with Marilyn that the plastic wrap looks like a finished piece of art – and I can see the goldfish too.
Thanks Lyn! Hopefully, the prints from that screen will all look like finished works of art 🙂