Monday, June 23, 2014

Getting ready

I've been making some tools - varnished some wood printing blocks, squeegees and silkscreen frames.
The one above has also been re-taped as well. I also mixed up some manutex and cleared off my print table and bench top. I hope tomorrow I'll get to do some breakdown printing. It's 1 of my favourite techniques but I haven't done it for over a year. 
Below is a screen I prepared with thickened Procions dye paste screened over gum leaves. The black dye is old but will still provide a resist ands little colour. I'm after an olive green print so will print with yellow and hope it mixes with some of the black to make an olive.


shirley said...

That looks like a lot of fun.

Sandy said...

I'll be waiting for the results. Does varnishing the wood block give a better print?