Screen Printing Workshop

screen printing:  paper stencils.

The method basically entails creating a paper stencil (as the name imply’s), which is then attached to the screen with masking tape. The ink (acrylic mixed with “screen juice”) is then pushed through the other side of the screen creating the print. The prints are really amazing an can be repeated until the paper becomes to weak. I find the style has a home made feel to it unlike some printing methods, it picks up all the miss cuts and slips and doesn’t always come out perfect. However its slightly rustic style has a fantastic charm. My print from today’s workshop was a test on how a print alters with what you cut out and what you don’t. With two identical shapes I then removed sections of the middle, on one the shape itself, leaving the drawn marks. And the other working in the alternate may, I wanted to see how this would affect what the print looked like; whether it would look like a square with squiggles in it or just a load of squiggles.

Once printed I saw that I might be able to take this further with layering techniques or with slightly different designs. Also relating to the brief of Inside and Outside as there was a clear layering alternation between the two drawn shapes and their appearance on the page.

Paper stencil screen print

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Jessy Plant

A Brighton born artist, now studying a Fine Art Degree at Cardiff Met Uni.

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