Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What's Happening in Our Studios: Allan Akman in Screenprinting

On Wednesday, Allan was working on a multi-layer screenprint based on a countryside photo he took in Virginia. It will be a seventeen-color print, and he's working on layer number twelve or so today. In the photo that shows the two prints, the darker one is a mistake: the ink went on too dark. When doing seventeen layers, the registration is important for getting the location of the ink right. Allan is using acrylic-based ink, not ketchup or coffee, though the latter is possible. It's been four and half years since he learned screenprinting here at Pyramid Atlantic, took to it, and stuck with it; and he has some amazing photos of pieces in his portfolio.

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