We met Lawrence Slater at this year’s ELCAF, where he told us about his DIY home screen-print studio that he shares with his brother. We immediately told him to get in touch and send us some process shots so you could all see how to do this yourselves. All you need is a little ingenuity mixed with some materials and you’re on your way. Lawrence just seems like one of those guys that tackles things himself, he dabbles in woodwork too — you should check out his awesome handmade clocks in his online shop.
Creating positives by hand using black ink on tracing paper to block the light out:-
Placing the dry ink drawings onto the handmade light box ready for exposure:-
The coated screen is then placed onto the light box — kept flat and in place by the weight books:-
The exposed screen is then blasted by the pressure washer (from a distance) in the garden:-
Always check that all of the emulsion has been washed out thoroughly before drying and printing:-
Inking the screen ready for printing:-
Sell your prints to the world:-
Join Lawrence and his brother Thomas on Instagram for their new project called ‘3 For Free’. Each week they are choosing a topic both producing a drawing and printing them in a very small edition. They are then giving out 3 pairs, all you have to do to enter is like the photo on their pages. Good luck.
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