Screen print seemed to be the most successful way to create a matte, vibrant colour ( as showed in contrast to the gouache in an earlier post). However, it is much more time consuming and has limited the size of paper I can cover due to screen size. With the gouache I was able to paint long strips of colour which translated to longer, folding cuts. Whereas this was the largest screen I could get and am now limited to this size, which seems a shame.
When first attempting a screen print of this size I used the attachable arm to the press which you then tighten the squeegee into and push across from the end of the arm. Due to the lack of pressure in the middle, this caused an uneven print. Printing in two separate movements gave a more even coverage but sometimes leaves a line in the middle, which I don’t mind too much as when it is folded and cut won’t be too noticeable. The other issue I’ve come into is air bubbles forming between the screen and paper (due to the paper being previously rolled) while the paint is still wet. Part of me thinks this creates an interesting texture, but i’m afraid it will come across as badly printed/ take away from the flat colour.
These are things I’m trying to refine for the final piece.