Tag Archives: Screen Printing

Textile Pattern Print Jan 2016

I used this same pattern for the screen-printed deck chair I contributed MMU’s school of art RHS flower show stand in the summer.

I wanted to screen-print the pattern on to a length of fabric so I could use the material for some other projects I have in mind. Usually I am a paper printer foremost, so it was new experience setting up the material (a heavy cotton/satin) on to the table and registering a repeat pattern for 10-metre length print.

This time I chose a more subtle colour scheme (blue theme), using the pigment binder to thin down the colour to a very pale version of the original dark blue.

Below: pictures of setting up, progress and printing in action.

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Tulip 3 screenprint

Some images of my latest screen-prints ‘Tulip’, part of a series I started back in 2008. I had always intended to complete 3 variations, the 3rd image in this series has taken a lot longer than anticipated but I’m nearly there.
This screen-print has 6 layers of colour, the design is fairly simple with lots of the layers deliberately overlapping each other to mix and produce varied and vibrant colour schemes.

I’m aiming to print 20 variations of this image. When doing a series like this I never print what people would tend to refer to as a traditional edition i.e. repeating the same image/colours for how ever many prints. I prefer printing as many variations as I can, I like to experiment with colour and see what interesting results I get. That’s not to say everything works, quite often it doesn’t and the print will be scrapped or restarted.

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