Exercise 4 – Working with stencils

Exercise 4 working with stencils
One of the things that stood out in my sketchbook was a drawing of wrapped cellotape and when transformed into ink was very inspiring, although I omitted the pink tape and rounded the edges more. This gave the illusion of an eye, which worked well whilst printmaking, and very pleased with the results.


Printing on cotton fabric transferred the ink well and is ghostly in appearance, possibly due to the absorption of the ink in the fabric. I think it would have worked better on silk or a heavier fabric, as it wouldn’t have been as porous. But despite this gave a tonal quality.

Changing the background colour had a profound effect by changing the mood and worked well with the chosen ink. Cropping the print has produced a stronger and bolder composition, which is weaker with the border.




Overall all the prints were successful in design and adapted well to print. Colour choices blended well on the different papers, but feel further experiments are needed, possibly onto plaster of Paris. The least successful was on the tissue paper as it wouldn’t dry and wasn’t as sharp as some of the previous prints.



Author: huggywitch

I have been doing textiles for a number of years and recently started my degree. I have always had an interest in theatre costume design and this is where my passion lie.

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