Over the past few months I've been busy setting up my new studio space in the loft and it's finally finished! I'll be posting about setting up a space on a shoestring budget soon, but in the meantime here's my printing bench lined up with a brand new screen design. Last weekend I found an afternoon to try out some new prints - I always love trying out a new design and new colours! Here are a few shots of the process behind the new print.
I started out by picking some new colours, including a new mint green from Pick Pretty Paints. Normally I mix all my own inks with printing medium and acrylic but this time I fell in love with their mint screen printing ink. Just look at that colour!
After I'd picked some colours to blend (known as a 'split fountain' in printmaking) I lined them up on the screen and started to print using a squeegee (see my wooden squeegee below!). It takes a while to get the right colour mix so after printing lots onto thin newsprint first I finally got around to creating a new set of ten A4 prints. These will be available in my online shop that I'm launching late next month!