This last month has been spent twiddling around with wine and rust. I had a metal bar of dubious origin sitting in Lidl's finest red Conde wine for a few weeks and decided to use a viscosity modifier to turn the dark red liquid into a gel and see if it would screen print.
I didn't have a screen with an image prepared so I thought I'd use things to block out sections instead. What I found floating around the studios were offcuts of some plastic vertical blind and a mesh (for allowing excess oil to drip off deep fried foods, I don't know why I have this). I laid down a piece of cotton sheet, then the blinds and mesh and then the screen.
Once the screen was lifted, I removed the blocking items, placed a second piece of cotton sheet onto the table and pressed the remaining gel through the screen. This gave a sort of negative to the first print. Once dried, I ironed the sheet, which changed the colours to a more rusty shade. I left a bit unironed in the middle so you can see the shade difference.
OK can't stop there. I tried all three stages onto the same bit of cotton sheet. I threw in a bit of net curtain for good measure:
Stage 1 - blocked print
Satge 2 - blocking items onto another table and gel transfer using the rolling pin
Stage 3 - back under the screen at 180° to the original print
A little overcharged but quite interesting. Can I do anything with that?
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