Made on June 7th 2018
All four boats are now complete, tested and ready for sale if I can ever find someone willing to cut them at a reasonable price. They will appear in Portfolio as soon as good photos are available.
Fooling around with enamel, apologies to Mark Rothko.
As part of the part-time MA course third year students are required to produce a print 8cm x 10cm in an edition of 60. I have worked on several quite different prints over the past few weeks and have now settled on one. This is based on a stitched piece I made a while ago for a friend, sadly now deceased.
From a photo of the original I used Photoshop to crop, strengthen the colour and enhance, then made a frame and adjusted the shade and colour overall. Once the image was ok and worked at the correct size I made test prints on my Epson inkjet., onto paper and silk fabric (Jacquard).
Then took the image to digital print on fabric at college, which is a dye print on 136cm wide silk.
I was not really happy with the result so reverted to an A4 inkjet print. As my Epson ET 2500 printer is prone to all sorts of unwanted ink on the prints this was a slow process, with far too much waste. Each sheet (8 1/2″ x 11″) costs about £1.20. But on the plus side cutting out the individual prints is easy.
Each A4 sheet contained four images. I used iron-on two side fusible webbing (Bondaweb), to attach the prints – can also be used to aid cutting out if the images are printed onto fabric without a paper backing.
Once cut I peeled of the Bondaweb backing and then place the print onto the base card (20cm x 25cm) and again iron on to fuse the webbing to the card. Repeat sixty times.
Three years on and still waiting for answers.
24th August – 1st September Lauren Curl who is currently in Mexico for the month of August has a solo show at La Buena Estrella gallery in Mexico City, opening on 24th August. English and Spanish texts below: La Buena Estrella gallery presents the exhibition Pruebas/Tests, a selection of the works produced by the artist […]