Stylized tiger lily stencil prints
Yesterday, while prepping for Sunday's Simple Screen Printing class, I tried out a simple stencil made of a coated paper to make tiger lily note cards. Hey, I print at Tiger Lily Press, so some cards would be really for communicating with students. I made a copy of one of my tiger lily sketches, cut it out with an X-Acto knife, and then had two pieces to print from. I could make a print of the positive and one of the surrounding space. Clever, huh? Here's my trial run. I love the design, but the prints didn't work out so well. My ink was too thick and I squeegeed through too much. I had bubbles in the ink and not complete coverage. Will try again!
If you live in the Cincinnati area and are a printmaker or want to be, please check out Tiger Lily Press. It's a non-profit printmaking organization with studio space at the Dunham Recreation Center, in the old schoolhouse. You can take classes, and if a member, you can use the studio during Open Studio time with a studio monitor available for help or on your own during rec center hours. It's a great resource. www.tigerlilypress.org