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.
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.