More breakdown prints

One of the screens I use for my Ruins series has small rectangular windows permanently masked out using acrylic paint. It was a screen I originally used in my Hidden Message series. When I’m making other breakdown screens for Ruins I ‘roll off’ unused thickened dye onto this screen. I keep adding layers as I make and print more screens. The small screen often sits around for months until I decide it has enough dye on it. I then print through with thickened paste. And stand back and admire, lovely! Another method I use a lot for breakdown printing is using narrow strips of masking tape to create a wonky barcode on the screen. I then use a roller to spread thickened dye on top before leaving it to dry. Once dry I pull off the strips of masking tape and print through with paste. I love the way the lines breakdown and the colours blend as I continue to pull through!

First pull on wonky barcode screen

 

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2 responses to “More breakdown prints

  1. Thanks Ariella. Unfortunately I’m not set up yet to bring students into my studio but hope to someday!

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  2. When are you going to do a weekend course? Lovely break down print. Ariella

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