Thursday, 31 May 2018

Three cornered Leek (version 2)

A new version of the three cornered leek card (now called version 1!) is in progress.

  The first colour down is a blend, with the darker tone at the top of the card this time.

You need to print about a dozen sheets before the ink is sufficiently 'blended' to start the production.
And once printing you cannot add more ink without going through the 'blending' process again.

Blends on the rack

The second colour this time is opaque white. It says 'super opaque' on the tim but still needed two printings to achieve a clean white against the dark blend tones.

The third colour (fourth printing (2 x white)) is the green for the foliage. The pigment ink is mixed with a base to make it slightly transparent. This means that the darker tones of the blend at the top of the card also darkens the tone of the foliage.

Two more colours to go....

And then the text, including a new recipe.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Chickweed card finally arrives

After a false start, the chickweed card is finished. A signed limited edition of 25 cards complete with a recipe for chick chick pate by Robin Harford at A bargain at £5 each.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Sometimes things go wrong

100% success - never happens. And every short cut - isn't.
But it wasn't a short cut that struck when the latest Art for Foraging card (chickweed) came to grief.

When printing the third colour I saw things weren't quite right. The registration was all over the place. I realised that the screen frame had not been properly locked in place on a previous colour. I tried various things but...
...just had to start again. Ho hum...

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Affordable Art

Lesser Celandine
£5!! Send a handmade screenprinted, limited edition, signed, work of art, with a recipe, all in one greeting card. The card also looks great framed.

The cards can now be purchased at Cheese on Coast on Fore Street, St Ives, and the Newlyn Art Gallery in.... Newlyn!

At £5 each these are the cheapest original works of art you will ever buy

Gorse flower cordial
Dandelions on the rack

Three cornered Leek in progress