Last term we were introduced to screen-printing technique. We were asked to draw a picture of our “alter ego” and then reproduce 10 copies of it using screen-printing. Then, the material that we’ve used in order to create the stencil of the layers was paper.
Today Tony told us about the creative screen printing using positives and stencils made from other materials other than paper. We were introduced to two different methods of making an autographic positive. One is a hand drawn/painted system using drafting film. The second is a knife cut system using a material called rubylith.
For the drafting film we can use any opaque marker in order to mark on it an build layers, such as acrylic paint (with the appropriate medium), rapidographs or aerographs, B ranged pencils or graphite, oil pastels and others as long as they are black and can block the light. The interesting fact about drafting film was that we can have a more texture effect as an outcome. For example if we use a sponge to draw on it then we can keep the brushes to our final outcome.
For that project we have to re-create our alter ego by making one positive separation of both methods mentioned above to contribute infill colours, but first we had to make a lazer film positive as our key line.
I finished my lazer film today using my existing alter ego drawing and then I’ve cut the rubylith witch I found particularly hard and tricky process because rubylith is really delicate material and can’t easily pilled off.