“More experimentation for the bollard project”

After some mixed media (here) and a screen printing trial (here), it was time to explore more techniques.

I’ve started out with spray painting, creating stencils and experimenting on a trail sheet of paper. However, the one-colour block of paint just looked too boring, and when I tried to “decorate” the bollard with a different colour spray paint, I realised that my skills are not up to getting a really professional outcome.

Tracing and cutting out the shape.
Tracing and cutting out the shape.
Cut-out now.
Carefully cut-out now.
My first trial—pretty neat.
My first trial—pretty neat.
Overlaying with different colours—not too successful.
Overlaying with different colours—not too successful (ignore the brown spots on the yellow bollard—that was an accidental smudge).

Next came the Gelli plate (relief) printing, but I was still not pleased with what I was getting. I also realised that the initial idea of having a grey scale photograph as a background, and then each bollard printed out in different bright colour, wasn’t working.

Shape cutouts from an acrylic paper shapes.
Shape cutouts from an acrylic paper.
Gelli plate printing process.
Gelli plate printing process.
My favourite colour!
My favourite colour!
Pulling a print.
Pulling a print.
Final outcomes—some of them still need to be cut out.
Final outcomes—some of them still need to be cut out.

Eventually, I again moved on to a different process, which will be covered in the next post.

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