Tuesday, 18 March 2008
If you thought blockprinting was time-consuming, try stencilling... I spent the best part of a week cutting this stencil from acetate (wanted it to be reusable, durable, transparent etc etc) and that was fun, in a precise, mindless, peaceful way. The resulting prints:
I tried stencilling mainly because I wanted to be able to overprint colours, and get the registration right. Also because I didn't think printing such a large block would be easy.
But I really don't know about this texture. I could learn to love it, but it's not what I imagined I'd get. And it takes a loooong time. Back to the blocks, I think.