the monoprint equipmentSo what all this is, is litrally seeing the results i could achieve from printmaking at home, no printstudio no fancy kit none of all that
just me and anything i got to hand.
-luckily i got bundles of odds and ends collected over the years
So i know me picking screenprinting as part of the A-Z SUMMER PROJECT is a bit of an obvious choice-but in fairness there is this twist-screenprinting from home.
its achievable and this is my process starting with monoprinting some background textures.
|I litrally threw the paint down onto the paper, or squidged it straight on out of the tubes.|
using a stiff edge or even my hand i would streak it accross as if i was sceenprinting.
notice here, i learnt an important little trick. Firstly i applied a layer of one colour, let it dry. then apply a second coating of a different colour without letting it proper dry and smashed a bit of water on it! left it for a couple minuites and using my improvised cardboard squeegee - scraped it off quickly . where the water soaked clened off the top layer of paint revealing the undercoat!! purely by accident i found this! I LOVE IT!
i moved on from acrylics and worked with some rusty cans of spray paint ive had kicking about for ages. i began by just building up layers of colour, and really using the medium to do its own thing, making clouds or colour and drips etc and generally getting messy
i later stopped using it solely for colour and used the spray paint in a way to create gestures and strokes thinking about less is more i feel i [as well as loads of these brilliant splats]