I am a visual person. I learn visually, I tend to think visually, and am attracted to interesting graphic design. So it is only natural that I keep pushing my self to explore new areas of artistic expression where I can utilize and build skills in woodworking, metal working and problem solving. My newest interest is screen printing, and it contains elements of all that.
The last time I did screen printing was in high school. I remember the smell of the graphic design classroom, the ink, the paper, the darkroom. I loved it. Looking back, it was probably my favourite class. I have completed one silkscreen project, and I'm hooked! I feel like a kid in graphic design class again.
First the design is printed on transparency film.
After the screen is coated with a photo emulsion the design is 'burned' into the emulsion with a bright light. Black areas of the transparency become white areas on the screen, this is where the ink will be pushed through.
The finished project.
Yes, I think I'm hooked... Already gathering screens and supplies for the next project!