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Wood Stain screen prints: Process pics

The Friends with Benefits show, held at the Distillery Gallery in South Boston this past May, was a really exciting show for me. I wasn’t sure what I was going to create for the show, but had been making a conscious effort to create everyday for the first half of 2012. I had a lot of sketches and ideas, and started to lean further and further towards doing some portrait style work. I thought about doing some 18×24 prints on paper, similar to the ones I made for the DPI show, but wanted to do something different.

After a random trip to the art store I came across these wood panels that caught my interest. The depth of the box was the same as some prints I had made for a commercial job, and decided I’d go for it. I wanted to create something that somehow brought out the grains of the wood and decided to experiment with wood stain instead of ink. It certainly wasn’t easy, but the end result was great and I’m looking forward to revisiting this process on future work. [Note: The purple color variations are regular acrylic ink]

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Printing process of the Grady prints

Sorting through some dusty items in my “toBlog” folder. Came across some photos of printing the Grady print I did for the Design Nearby show last December. I created three variations of the print, as seen in the last couple photos. I wasn’t happy with the print at the time, because the 2nd color inks (red,yellow,purple) were all loosing a lot of opacity once the print dried. But looking at them now I really like the way they came out and enjoyed the experimenting I got to do during the process.

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Printing process for Flow Redux print

Just found these process printing process pics for the Flow Redux print. Used waste paper from another print, with a 2-color hand pulled screen print on top. Available for purchase on AntiDesigns.com

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Christmas in July

A lot of the fun and random stuff I’ve worked on / created over the last few years haven’t had a place to shine because my last site was strictly a portfolio of my art and development work. Having a blog now gives me the ability to throw some of that randomness out there.

Here’s something that I made with my better half on my birthday two years ago. Everyone had thrown their Christmas trees out onto the sidewalk for the city to come pick them up… and we thought it’d be better to give them one last little bit of shine. Here’s what resulted:

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New site, new blog


…Say hey to my new site…