. Celestina Carmen: New Print :: Bamboo

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Print :: Bamboo

I've been wanting to print bamboo for awhile now. I finally got to it. I love bamboo, and pandas seem to come with it.

This is a 3 layer/color print. Printed on cold press paper. The paper was thick enough that I didn't need to use spray adhesive. (I use spray adhesive to adhere paper to printing surface.)

Frame was from Blick's 110 mesh, wooden. I was a little uneasy about this screen, I needed detail and I wasn't sure if I could get this with the 110 mesh and the frame was warped! I didn't check before the first initial wash, but it was definitely warped after.

To utilize the screen I burned 2 layers on the 1 screen. When I went to print I blocked off the (entire) image I didn't want to print with masking tape.


Here are the different layers/colors. Sorry the photos are bad. The sun hasn't been coming out these past few days. Here is layer/color 1 (very pale yellow) ...



Layered on top is a darker more ochre yellow. The pale yellow acts like a background highlight ...


3rd layer/color ...


4th layer/color was originally going to be done with Gocco. The paper was to large to fit in my PG-11. I had been doing so well with registration with the traditional method, that I kept with it.
*I'm not forgetting you Gocco!*

Here is the 2nd colorway ...

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7 comments:

Natasha said...

Great registration - love the colours in both prints.

Thanks for showing how you used the same screen for more than one layer. I am going to have to try that next.

Angie said...

Tina, love, love this! I've wanted to do some bamboo, but having trouble coming up with a layout I like.

kimberly_michelle said...

oh my goodness this is wonderful and adorable!!!

DEE BEALE said...

Great blog and lovely work.

Wendy said...

These look really great!

handmaiden said...

that's so cool

Carina said...

This is awesome, Tina!! Love it. :-)

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