Atomic Mess shows how you can get bold colourful screen prints just using a paper stencil.
I’ve been wondering for a while if some of my images would be easier to achieve as screen prints so I’ve been planning to learn to do it for a while now.
A couple of months ago I finally got the chance to do a screen printing course at City Lit. In the interests of transparency I should say that I am a member of staff there, but I can really recommend the course.
Our teacher, Ben Rider was really enthusiastic and knowledgeable and I achieved some good prints quite quickly.
After an introductory session in which we learned to create simple backgrounds, we moved on to paper stencils. Ben stressed that good preparation was the key to good prints so I spent a bit of time working out some stencil ideas.
I made the above designs using paper collage and cut outs to test stencil ideas. One of…
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