Tag Archives: handmade

Screen printing process video

Here is a quick stop-motion film I made screen printing the piece at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative for the Blue Moon Artist Series…


Artwork for Blue Moon Brewing Artist Series

I have some exciting news!

My screen print has been selected as one of 20 pieces nation-wide to be featured on Blue Moon Artist Series labels, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Blue Moon Brewing Co. Here is the original print:

Blue Moon Symphony, 2015

Now featured on a limited-edition Blue Moon Artist Series label…
Blue Moon Artist Series, bottle

* * * * * * important * * * * * *

So, there is a little contest to this…
To support me and my work, please visit Blue Moon’s fb page and simply * LIKE * my piece:
here is the link – http://on.fb.me/1KDop7Q

The top 10 pieces with highest number of likes are eligible for an award. The contest goes through end of August, so feel free to share too. I sincerely appreciate your support, thank you!

Check out some of the process from creating the print…

blue moon process, pencil

blue moon process, ink

blue moon process, ink detail

glisic, Blue Moon Symphony print

via instagram:
#BlueMoon20Years
#ArtfilledFriday

Grasshopper

glisic, 'grasshopper', 2015

 
A new print from a collection of screen prints inspired by insects and seasons.

I really enjoyed designing this image, particularly researching and sketching the many patterns and geometry of grasshoppers.

The final is a 27″ x 21″ three-color screen print on Stonehenge paper. It was initially hand drawn in pen and ink, then screen printed in a limited edition of 20. Close-ups and initial process roughs are below.
It is now available in my etsy shop :)
 

'grasshopper' detail
 
'grasshopper' detail
 
color tests
 
grasshopper, rough sketch
 

Photos from residency exhibition

Many thanks to everyone who came out to the opening last Saturday! It was lovely to see so many great friends and meet new ones. I am so grateful for the lovely and warm reception.

The exhibition will run through September 1st, at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square.

Below are some of the prints on display.

Strange Mad Song, 2012
Strange Mad Song, screenprint and woodcut, 15″ x 22″

This is the finished woodcut series I’ve been working on. The cover and story are screen printed on the outside cover (click for larger view)

Man Is Not A Bird, full suite, 2012
‘Man Is Not A Bird’, print suite of ten woodcuts

Man Is Not A Bird, print suite front & back
‘Man Is Not A Bird’, front and back with silkscreened cover wrap, 11″ x 15″

In The Forest (MINAB Series), 2012
In The Forest, from ‘Man Is Not A Bird’, woodcut, 11″ x 15″

The Kill And The Departure (MINAB Series), 2012
The Kill And The Departure, from ‘Man Is Not A Bird’, woodcut, 11″ x 15″

Woodcuts continued…

I have been carving and printing away at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, getting ready for a solo exhibition in July… Here are some sneak peeks :)

block carving
block carving

ink station
ink station

print process
proofing block

here is process from a narrative print series I’ve been working on…
block forest process print

drying rack prints

Struwwelpeter: larger prints

I decided to make some of the illustrations from Struwwelpeter as individual screen prints.
All prints are limited editions, now available through etsy.

Preamble
Untitled (Preamble), 12.5″ x 18″, screenprint

Fidgety Philip
Fidgety Philip, 11.5″ x 16″, screenprint

Inky Boys
Inky Boys, 11.5″ x 16.5″, screenprint

Struwwelpeter
Struwwelpeter, 11″ x 16″, screenprint

Bookbinding

This post is long overdue, as I’ve been preoccupied with finishing up the books. Anyway, here are some shots from the hand binding process.

punched-holes-process
punching holes in the signature (group of folded pages)

pages-punched2
a stack of the punched signatures ready to be sewn

cutting spines
measuring and cutting the spines

cutting-bookcloth
cutting the bookcloth for the covers

bookcloth

materials
some of the materials: bookcloth, spine, bone folder, PVA glue, brush

gluing-spine
applying glue to the spines…

spine-measure
…which are glued in place on the bookcloth

gluing-bboard1
applying glue to the bookcloth…

gluing-bboard2
…then gluing the bookboard in place

covers-drying
drying the covers before the next steps

More to come! Hope this was helpful :)

Struwwelpeter

title pg preview

Now that I’m back, I thought I’d post some updates on the Struwwelpeter project. There has been a lot to do on the books, so I’ve been busy ordering materials and finishing everything up.

The pages have all been printed and cut down to size. I am now in the process of folding, sewing and gluing everything… Soon I will be applying the covers and wrapping everything in bookcloth.

For the next few weeks, I will be recording the book-binding process as much as I can. Since I’m relatively new at this, I’m learning as I go and trying out new things.

First, before the pages can be bound, they have to be folded. Since there are over 620 sheets of paper to fold, setting up a jig is a good idea.

I used some illustration board to set up the edges, then taped a ruler across (making sure it is aligned to the halfway point). The height of the illustration boards allowed for space to slide the sheets in and out.

folding station

Once the sheet was in place, I used a bone folder, sliding it down the length of the ruler a few times. This creates a crease straight down the sheet:

folding process

The crease allows the page to fold in half without damaging it.

folding

The fold is pressed a couple times on each side with the bone folder, creating a sharp fold. Eventually you have a whole stack of folded pages.

folded-stack

Residency updates

Some process shots from the artist residency at Spudnik Press…

ink on screen
printing the first color of pages #10 and #3

first color

prints drying

Below is one of the finished printed pages, a small introductory illustration from the story of the Harriet and the Matches

small harriet

Transport (Verkehr) Mini Prints

A set of mini prints I finished for Spudnik Press fundraiser. Each one is a tiny 2.5″ x 4″ two-color screen print.

I have to say, they’re pretty damn cute… transport-themed with German descriptions :)

transport mini prints

das flugzeug

die kutsche