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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Deconstructed Screen Prints

  I think this panel is interesting.  I started at the top left using clear alginate, so the color is coming from the dried dye/alginate on the back of the screen.  On the third panel, I added some yellow dye.  On the fourth panel, I added some red.  Then, I printed with the same dye on the first left on the bottom row.  After that, I added a little bit of golden yellow for the last three.
 I really like the black edges on all the white areas.
This screen was created by allowing the thickened dye to drip across the surface as it dried.  There is a lot of leftover dye from a previous screen, also.  After a while, I decided I was getting much more interesting prints when I did not wash out my screens.  Once the screen was sort of maxed out, I just added more thickened dye to the back somehow and propped it up to dry.  The drips just happened and I liked them so much that I have continued using drips for all subsequent screens.  Stay tuned!


tiedyejudy said...

Awesome! How did you create the original design on this series? It is hard to imagine, unless you just dribbled it onto the screen... whatever your method, the results are gorgeous!

Yvonne said...

Hi Cynthia
I really like thes prints.
How did you make the marks on the screen?