Making: New prints

New prints!  Yay for new prints! Are you ready to see? Do you wanna see? I bet you do! ok- so I’m excited! It took me forever to make these prints so I’m super excited to share them with you all. I started the drawings back in June. That’s June, July, August to finish all the drawn elements, do the photoshop work to make them screen print ready, prints 50million sheets of transparencies for the film positives, cut and register the 16×20 sheets of paper, mix all the colors to last through all 15 prints of each edition, expose a ton of screens and then finally print all 24-28 layers!

I thought I might get to cut them down and sign them last night but I got a little distracted what with the mountains behind our house being on fire. (we’re fine, it’s pretty far from our house but it’s so smoky here!) so I’m sharing the prints with you fresh off the racks!

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2009-203-miriamdemaI am so pleased with how they turned out! They were so much work to get everything to stay properly registered and no great messes or ink spills. Each print is an edition of 15, small I know but I didn’t want to print more than that. I wanted them to be a sweet little combination that only 15-45 people will get to enjoy.

Lemmie just say (one more time) it is HARD to do something like this by hand. With every layer that you add to each print you increase the percentages that something will go wrong, You’ll have a layer that doesn’t print well or it will get to hot in your studio and the inks will dry too fast. This is all after I spent a ton of time drawing and composing all the elements before I even get to the screen printing part.

More pics next week of them in frames lookin’ all stylish in our home and they’ll be up for sale on etsy! I’ll be selling them in person at the two shows I have lined up in october as well.

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One Comment

  1. Riikka August 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm #

    These prints are fantastic. I can only imagine how difficult it is to work with layers and layers of ink, myself managing to mess up even one layer!

    Your blog is a great source of inspiration, so keep on blogging & printing! Take care, hopefully the fires will be in control soon.