I was lucky enough to be given one of those small screenprinting kits this Christmas which I'm currently experimenting with as much as I can. It's a great way of understanding the printing process a little better - something I never really picked up at art college. For now, I'm just playing around with simple cut-out negative prints but will be picking up some extra paints and materials to try out something more complicated this week hopefully. It's so much fun to lose yourself in it all and get your hands covered in paint. There's something very satisfying about squeegeeing a load of magenta paint across the silkscreen in one go. Here's my first attempts at testing out the kit:
Pretty simple stuff for now - but I'm just familiarising myself with the process.
My plan is - when I get a little more confident with it all - to start producing limited runs of prints and t-shirts in the new year and offer them up for sale on a semi-regular basis. I'm also hoping to maybe construct my own large-scale screenprinting set-up at some point but... well... best learn how to walk first.