The next technique we learned in our screen printing class was photo stencilling.
You can turn almost any image into a photo stencil, but simple black and white images make it easy to produce a good stencil.
After some messing around in my sketchbook, I managed to scribble this on the back of an envelope.
I then traced it digitally and printed it onto tracing paper. You can use tracing paper or acetate as your ‘film positive’ to expose a screen.
Here are the final prints.
I’ve been working on some new print ideas lately. In the gallery below you can see the initial sketch for a lino cut. Then someone drew my attention to an invitation for submissions for a screen print. The print can use up to 3 colours so I scanned it and work on some colour ideas. Having settled on 3 colours I decided to digitally trace the sketch to create the final design.
Tiki printing in progress…
Tracing out the design
Lino block inked
Drying in the golden hour