I've really been enjoying Icky's process posts on his excellent blog, Blackout Print, and I thought that I'd make one for this blog here. I use a variety of techniques to make my prints, but the method shown here is probably the one I use most. The print shown in production here is called "There is No Way", and is based on a slogan/phrase I wrote down years ago, in combination with a bunch of ideas that have been lurking in my sketchbooks for similar stretches of time. The print is available in the Justseeds store.
Here's the page of sketches that turned into the print.
Now all laid out.
Drawing the color fields.
Cut, cut cut.
Cut, cut, cut.
The finished cut-paper base layer.
Break out the rubylith! A mylar sheet coated with a thin photo-resistant film, rubylith is what I use to create color fields. When exposed with photo emulsion on a silkscreen, whatever you leave red washes out!
All done. Ready?
and three. Finis!