Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Store and Co + Hazelhurst Gallery


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I have two new stockists which are both really exciting. The first is Store and Co and Mini Store in Hobart and Sandy Bay in Tasmania. Sandy who runs both stores is really lovely and I'm excited because it is my first shop to stock my products in Tasmania. They have a range of bags available and judging by the photo above the store is really stunning, those floors look beautiful.


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The other is the gallery shop at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre. The gallery is located in Gymea in Southern Sydney and have a range of lady badges available. The Gallery space was left to the Sutherland Shire by the Broadhurst family and became a Gallery in 2000. You can read more about the family and bequest here.







Here is a bag I made from one of my new screenprints. It is drawn from the museum drawings and rather than using a cut paper stencil I painted emulsion onto a screen then let it dry. The areas where the ink has come through didn't have any emulsion painted onto it. I like this new technique because it still has the hand drawn aspect to it, but I can reuse the screen and not worry about peeling off the stencil. This is the first one I did but I found it hard to paint the emulsion as it was thick and gloopy.

I watered the emulsion down for the second one I did and it worked much better. It printed up okay, but I did another print run and it had a lot of little holes in it, one that looks like a big inky fingerprint according to Gareth. I think I might be able to do another layer of emulsion over the top so hopefully this solves the problem. The emulsion is also messy and droplets occur (as you can see in the image below) and you can't really get rid of them. I thought they might be an issue when I print it but didn't cause any issues. I'm sure people have been doing this for ages, but I've never really seen it and for some reason I didn't think it would work as the emulsion is so sticky and yuck.




8 comments:

Penny said...

Congrats! And I've never heard of anyone doing a screen the way you've done it - I think it's clever!

Sherrin said...

what a great idea! it seemed to work really well, too. the prints look great.

Emma said...

Congrats on the new Tassie stockists!

I still have not had the courage to experiment with emulsion. But I see you use Permaset paints - that's what I use too!

Kitty said...

I was wondering who that was... I love how the emulsion experiment turned out. & fabulous news on the new stockists. See you at rose st in spring

hokey said...

Yay Tassie! That's actually not the shop I thought you were talking about the other week, I'm glad it worked out!

katiecrackernuts said...

Looks great. I like the look of that store. There's one called moochinside on the Central Coast. It has a website. Take a look. I think your stuff would be great there.

quaint handmade said...

thank you so much for visiting our blog! i love when we meet people from australia.

Creatissimo said...

Hi, there! I was looking over your blog and came accross this post. I make screenprints with templates, but I've always wanted to do something by hand and without chemicals (photo emulsion...). So, what kind of emulsion do you use (maybe you've improved the technique already?) and do you use a brush for it? Any tips or links to the 'tutorials' will help. Thanks! PS: i like your works :). Greetings from Slovenia!