Tuesday, 19 July 2011

More fishies!

I have been chasing my tail these past few weeks. I was down in London a fortnight ago seeing the Foo Fighters in Milton Keynes....but also used this opportunity to drop of some artwork to a pop up gallery for the first ever CallyFest event on Caledonian Road. I couldn't make the exhibition because of the concert but I am hoping for some pics soon. Anyway I decided to take my herring collagraphs a bit further. The problem is with this printmaking technique, the plates become squashed and therefore lose their detail (well my ones do anyway due to the perishable material I use) Therefore you can't get many prints. So I take my designs into other areas. I thought I would adapt my design for screenprinting. I have been huffing with my Gocco of late as I have tried exposing no less that 3 screens of late and parts haven't exposed properly. This is a bummer as these screens and bulbs have to be ordered from Japan and cost a fortune and once its done its done. I'm not sure what has been going wrong because I'm not doing anything different than I did before. I ordered some new supplies from America (an alternative to Gocco but works just the same) Tried it out on my new design and here are some of the results.
Some cards printed in 2 colours with my trusty Gocco

Close up detail of cards

The design looks cool on manilla card so I have printed up a few as notebook covers