Mood Board Take 1!

RodandEmMoodBoard Our mood board has become a guideline of the studio space we are building, we are looking forward to inviting printers and performers to come and make and eat there, including our classmates here! We are hoping to figure out how to add video footage to our mood board, so things like this piece…

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Tee Bird Continued….

After agonising about the 2 colour fabric image, I decided to continue to work the way I always do. I created the lightning bolt to accompany the Thunder bird, because that is what I envisioned as phase 2 of this design progression. I also decided that exact registration was not necessary to this design. The…

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T-Birds etc…

O.k. We successfully coated and shot our new screens, starting with the step exposure. Successful step exposure print with notes added Exposing Thunderbird 1 screen. We decided to put both colours separations on one screen. Close up of 2 colour print. Because the printer would not make the transparency dark enough, I reworked the film…

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No Half tones

Well, we exposed our screen for 11 minutes, then sat it down in the sun for about 15 seconds while preparing to wash it out. It would not wash out with the garden hose sprayer. took it to the car wash, some of the emulsion came out, but it was stripping away areas that were…

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Drawing and Printing

Was a lot of experimenting this week but we are getting a handle on things. Both of us were doing some tests with hand drawing using the looser tools–the china marker, the oil crayon and the india ink. India Ink + mylar = (bottom right corner.) We got a decent burnout. With the old growth…

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Reclaiming Question

Question over here. We are still getting some ghosting and/or  some of the emulsion is not coming out via our outdoor hose / emulsion spray setup. Is this OK or do we need to make a mad dash to the carwash? In more positive news these funny silicone gloves we were given as a gift…

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Adventure, Week 2

Our screen printing gear is cohabitating with the Library. Coated screen has a bit of a thick band through it Burn baby burn! Samples on fabric and paper. Emulsion failure at wash out stage. We neglected to cure in the sun.       Rod and Emily

Screen Storage…

Hmm. Not sure the dual purpose storage is going to work out. Rod and Emily

Week 1 Adventure

With the beautiful weather we’ve had recently, we ended up unpacking our box on our deck. It was so lovely to be out there, we decided to set up out there with the dream of an open air studio. But, once we started printing, the variables of wind and direct sun were just two too…

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