Parrot Eating Sea Monster Part 2

I rearranged the green stripes on the pectoral fins and I’m much happier with the finer stripes.

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Ceci requested marbles for eyes and chose the traditional cats eyes type.

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Starting to make the spikes for the monster’s back.

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It has been a busy weekend and the monster is almost finished, it just needs a tongue ramp and the perch to be installed on the inside once it has dried. I’m rather pleased with how the eyes on stalks have turned out, they are very comical, I will try to get a photo of the nearly finished cave tomorrow or Tuesday.

While waiting for the cave to dry I have been doing a bit more screen printing, playing with some different stamps / resists:

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The larger and simple stamps worked quite well just dipping them in print paste and stamping onto the screen, but the more detailed stamps only really worked if the paste was squeegeed over them through the screen.

This is the print from the stamped (left) and squeegeed staps on a deconstructed screen.

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The elastic bands made a nice deconstructed screen:

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And these are the prints it gave:

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I also had a play with some paper resists:

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And of course printed into my sketchbook to use up the left over paste:

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3 comments

  1. Nice stamping experiment. I have a bunch of those foam stamps that I will have view with a new eye 🙂

    The paper over the “dots” is very effective. Cool layering. And I love the sketchbook paper. Now you definitely have some color in your sketchbooks!

    1. thanks Ruth, the dots, as I’m sure you guessed were my favourite deconstructed screen – bubble wrap! More on the sea monster very soon, I’m chuffed to bits with how he is coming along 🙂

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