I was particularly keen to use a design that I am working with at the moment, to see if the printing would develop the design and here is the plate I created....
and the print I created from it:
I also enlarged one of the sections and created an individual plate....
....and then printed from it.
I think I could have used plates to print with all day but I had other ideas that I was dieing to try. The next plate was based on a simple design I did a few years ago. The strip of 'trees' was made by stitching sari waste silk together onto dissolvable fabric.
Again, I could have printed and refined this print.
but I was also keen to print with the scrim that I had prepared before the end of the day.
I was disappointed with this print but I know how I would do it differently next time and the technique definitely has potential.
Out of all of my prints, this is the technique that I would like to develop further. My only disappointment was with the colour that I used.....I really wished I had used a darker colour rather than the green.
Unfortunately, this was the last print of the day. I really enjoyed the workshop and I was starting to find my way when it was time to come home and without a press, it's not something that's easy to continue at home. What did I get when I got home? 'Did you do that all today? They've turned out better than I thought they would'. Was that a complement? Well, I'm going to take it as one!