Tuesday, 22 November 2011


I've been trying to move the cut in half things on a bit! Not sure where I'm moving them to, mind...

Monday, 21 November 2011


Elle and I just finished off a little dog print that's been needing the final colour for about a month!

Yours for a paltry tenner in our Etsy shoppe!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Christmas Turkey

The finished turkey Christmas card is now available on our Etsy shop!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Christmas cards!

I'm aiming to have some Christmassy stuff up on the Etsy shop as soon as possible. I started printing card no. 1 today. Made the mistake of exposing all 3 separations on the same screen, which means I have to wait for it to dry between each colour.

Looking ok so far, though.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Exhibition - Bristol - Feb 2012

I'm part of an exhibition that will be on at Bristol's Centrespace gallery, next February. Irritatingly, I'll be out of the country for it's duration!

Very much excited/petrified by the prospect of getting stuck into producing work for this!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

I know, I know. It's only just November!

...but I've been drawing Christmassy stuff in preparation for December, with a view to making cards and things like that and maybe a few presents for people.

Here's a Turkey.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Finished print

It's not -totally- what I had in mind. I definitely could have done with planning the colours through a lot better! As a process test it answered a few questions, though.

Sorry about the blurry photo. Not much light in the flat when it's gloomy outside! By the way, the paper actually is that colour - 'mushroom' apparently. It's not just bad white balance!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

More map screen print - process

This screen printed map thing I'm doing is made up of 6 separations (Or rather it's going to be; 3 more to do) that are all drawn in pencil, straight onto thick tracing paper. I find it far easier to draw straight onto tracing paper than muck around with scanning in and printing back out on to transparencies. I've tried a few different tracing papers and find that the Goldline 112gsm A3 pads are a good option if you're not up for forking out squillions of quids.

These are the 6 separations I drew, then exposed directly onto the screens. I find it nearly impossible to not smudge graphite all over the paper while I'm drawing, but then I suppose I don't have the cleanest style of drawing anyway so I don't worry about that too much.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Etsy shop!

Oh yeah, Elle and I now have an Etsy shop for Archive Print. It's here:

Archive Print Etsy Shop!

At the moment it's got the two prints I posted earlier, including a very nice framed 'Long Ears & Short Ears'. We'll be adding more stuff very soon, including cards, more prints, bags and all that jazz.

(No actual jazz for sale)

Map print - in progress

I've started work on a sort-of test print. I want to know how some ideas I have for Jim's map print will work out so I'm doing a 'dummy print,' to get a feel for the lay of the land!

This is colour 3 of at least 4. I want to do more layers over the top with details and roads and so-on. I'm basically making it up as I go along and treating this print as an extension of my sketchbook.

Anyone who's done any screenprinting before will no doubt be a-gape at my incredibly high-tech set-up!