Swim lady screen print by Annemarie Gorissen

A little face lift for my webshop + a new screen print for sale

With all this sorting stuff out and cleaning up my mess, I also felt I had to update my Etsy shop, especially in the looks department. Since I have thrown out the grey wooden tray that was my backdrop for the photos on Etsy (just figured that out after I dumped it in the trash…), I had to do something new anyway.

I’ve selected some pretty colors and spent the whole day with my mini photo studio, my laptop, camera and Photoshop. And by the end of the day the (first stage of the) face lift was completed and a fresh new webshop was born.

And while I was at it, I figured this would be a good moment to add that lazy swim lady I have screen printed a short while back. Here’s how this came to be. This pencil drawing was the basis for my screen print:

Lazy swimmer // illustration by Annemarie Gorissen

I digitized the drawing and prepared the screen printing session by getting my film printed and preparing the paper to print on. I wanted a background, but without having to add an extra round of printing. So I did that by hand the day before.

Painting my papers // photo by Annemarie Gorissen

Then it was time to head over to MESH Print Club to get my hands dirty. The photos may not show it, but it’s usually a big mess with ink everywhere. After a day of printing I got a few decent prints.

Mixing the inks to get the right shade of green // photo by Annemarie Gorissen
The first print is on transparent plastic to be able to align the paper correctly // photo by Annemarie Gorissen
The prints, some with the pink background and some without // photo by Annemarie Gorissen

The screen printing process is always stressful yet satisfying to me. If I do it more often I’d probably be a bit more relaxed, but at this point there are lots of things to think about and then there’s the ink drying on your screen while you try to get everything right. All the while trying to not smudge ink from your fingers over the one print that actually came out as you hoped… Help! But in the end the results are worth it!

Anyway, I got myself a couple of good prints and now you can get yourself one of these babies. You can have a closer look in my webshop and treat yourself to some one of a kind artwork.

Lazy swimmer // screen print by Annemarie Gorissen
The one with the painted background // screen print by Annmarie Gorissen
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