#PRINT52: Project 14 - Paper Trellis


#Print52: Project 14 – Paper Trellis  

“A trellis (treillage) is an architectural structure, usually made from an open framework or lattice of interwoven or intersecting pieces of wood, bamboo or metal that is normally made to support and display climbing plants, especially shrubs.” Wikipedia

And, is also the name of this project.


#Print52:Project 14 - Paper Trellis


Exposure & Wash Out

  • Screen: a small NON -Leapfrog Inkspot
  • Artwork: 2 on 1
  • Exposure Time: 9 minutes

Wanting to repeat the exposure and wash out success of the last two projects (Ezy Carve Aztec & Winterberry.1), I kept the exposure time at 9 minutes. It worked out nicely. My screen washed out easily, I didn’t lose any detail and I didn’t have to repair anything.

A win.

The other bit of artwork on the screen didn’t fare as well. Some areas didn’t wash out, others too much. My guess is that the artwork was again to finely detailed, or it needs a different exposure time than the Paper Trellis. As it’s such a mess I have decided to strip it and start over on a different screen.


#Print52:Project 14 - Paper Trellis


Registration & Printing

Who needs registration lines when you can eye-ball?! Yes, you guessed it! my newly improved measuring & marking skills aren’t quite there yet.

So let’s move on.

This single motif is one of a few paper vases I cut the other week for another pattern*. It’s not intricate or very eye catching, but in the right colour this badly cut paper vase pattern looks really cool.

In fact, so cool it’s gone on my ‘It’s a Winner!’ list.

What else? Oh yes, I discovered that by using a smaller squeegee I am able to apply enough even pressure to ‘push & pull’ ink. I am not sure if this method is faster or more efficient than pull only, but it’s nice to have options.

*This is a multi coloured pattern that I plan on screen printing later this year, once I master the ruler.


#Print52:Project 14 - Paper Trellis


What I learned;

  • paper cut designs even the badly cut ones, can make very nice patterns
  • smokey blue is my secret favourite colour
  • I need to read up some more on ‘registration’
  • I like weird deep sea fish. Nothing to do with this, but as I am sharing…


#Print52 Count Down: 38 to go!

Have fun!

Sewing Daisies