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There is No Way

September 28, 2010

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I’ve really been enjoying Icky’s process posts on his excellent blog, Blackout Print, and I thought that I’d make one for this blog here. I use a variety of techniques to make my prints, but the method shown here is probably the one I use most. The print shown in production here is called “There is No Way”, and is based on a slogan/phrase I wrote down years ago, in combination with a bunch of ideas that have been lurking in my sketchbooks for similar stretches of time. The print is available in the Justseeds store.


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Here’s the page of sketches that turned into the print.
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Now all laid out.
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Drawing the color fields.
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Cut, cut cut.
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Cut, cut, cut.
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The finished cut-paper base layer.
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Break out the rubylith! A mylar sheet coated with a thin photo-resistant film, rubylith is what I use to create color fields. When exposed with photo emulsion on a silkscreen, whatever you leave red washes out!
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Thus.
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And thus…
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All done. Ready?
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One!
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Two!
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and three. Finis!

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2 comments on “There is No Way”

This is a great insight on your process!
I now see how the papercut layer gives you that “connected”
Layer/aesthetic I see in a lot of your prints. It’s convenient how the papercut can be used as another “film” to burn the screen.
I also want to say The lettering on this newposter is totally sick. The drop is great, the white really pops, and the black background lines are a great composition.
Thanks for sharing!

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