#Print52: Project 10 – Sunny Sami
Another project down, and I am liking this one. I am thinking table runner, napkins, curtains….
It’s a keeper!
Exposure & Wash Out
8 minute exposure time, dodgy emulsion coat (had to fill in two air bubbles and correct some dribbling).
For this #Print52 project I used the larger of my Non – Leapfrog Inkspot screens and printed two pieces of artwork on it: Sunny Sami and my Smiley Whales (you’ll have to wait until next week to see them).
Why print two projects on one screen?
A) to save time and B) to find new curve balls.
I wasn’t disappointed.
Using my shower head (not the pressure jet), I discovered that although my whales were the first to start washing out, overall they took longer than Sunny Sami. This could be down to different stroke weight across the artworks or my exposure light not distributing light evenly.
Anyway, parts of Sunny Sami and the Whales didn’t wash out.
Registration & Printing
Ignoring yet more marking issues and my inability to draw straight lines, this went REALLY well. The Sunny Sami motif might be simple, but collectively they jazz the place up.
After the Magenta Madness of the Project 9 – Pink Blocks, I opted for something safe and quiet; brown (ink).
It turned out to be very transparent. After a little experimenting I settled on 3 pulls per print set. It sounds a lot, but I didn’t notice any difference in print or drying time. Besides, the result was worth it…metallic beige.
Finally a beige I can work with!
What I learned;
- Stroke weight might be important
- Illustrator still hates me
- Beige can be nice
- Simple is good
42 #Print52 projects to go!
Artwork: Sunny Sami was inspired by Sami Shamanism.