Just finished this piece, wondering what everyone thinks? This is my first upload cause I am SERIOUSLY lazy about taking photos of my work! I guess its cause I never really am sure i'm totally…Continue
Hello again. Here is a link to an artist I recently discovered. I'm particularly interested in her most recent paintings (very interesting interplay of form, color, and created space) and her installations.
Hi Tammy. Actually I am a little familiar with her work, although it's basically from happening upon it while looking at various show reviews. From what I recall, although her work looks very fast and fluid, she uses a lot of meticulous brush techniques to simulate the look of silk screening, offset printing, etc. Pretty cool stuff.
So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).