Experimental Screenprinting

David Farrar, an ex student from Brookes and now a technician in printmaking at Glasgow School of Art, came to visit and do a workshop on screenprinting.

He showed us a few interesting experimental methods outside of the standard ink and silkscreen printmaking. One of these was to use powder paint rather thank ink, which creates a really interesting effect very similar to charcoal drawings.

Another technique was to cut out a paper stencil and stick it on to the front of a blank screen. Then different coloured inks were pushed through the blank silk on to paper. This creates simple abstract designs that can be used to make a large number of prints.



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