Some images of effects obtained with newspaper and a paper punch during the latest screenprinting workshop at Liz Nilsson's studio.
You might wonder what I'm doing in the pictures above, and if you had asked me on the spot I would had told you 'I don't know!'I was again at Liz Nilsson's studio for another wonderful 2-day screenprinting workshop and the stencil I have prepared for my very ambitious project had let me down (I'll talk about this in another post). So I was experimenting with a piece of Japanese paper I had bought at Daintree paper shop in Dublin. I put it on my cotton fabric and printed with an open screen over it, mixing drops of yellow and... [Lire la suite]
I've been doing some experiments with silk papermaking at home. The basic materials are cocoon strippings (gummy silk), baking parchment, water and an iron. The process is pretty simple: Place a piece of parchment on your ironing board and spread the gummy silk thinkly on it. Spray with water (a plant spray bottle or similar will do) Place a second piece of parchment on top. Press with an iron until dry Allow to cool and remove the silk paper from between the baking parchment.Once I tried the basic paper I started adding... [Lire la suite]