How It’s Done
– what’s involved –
In the snowy edition (Fig.16) – the last sixteen prints in each colour run – the snowflakes were ‘added’ by placing tiny torn pieces of newsprint to keep the paper underneath white. This required two essential cautions: 1) the need to keep the screen mesh from drying out during the time it took to do all this (achieved by pulling all the ink across the open screen to keep it wet), and 2) remembering not to breath out, blow all the little pieces away and have to start all over again.
You will have gathered by now that patience and precision are your only friends in this process, but even so it’s always one helluva ride…!