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Small Century Plant (gold) on 12x18 paper

Small Century Plant (gold) on 12x18 paper
Small Century Plant (gold) on 12x18 paper
Small Century Plant (gold) on 12x18 paper

While experimenting on how to get the relief print images I carve onto other surfaces (like fabric and metal), I found that having screens burned to screen print the images was the way to go. Then I decided to make prints and add some hand embellished elements to give them all a unique look. This is one of the end results: a screen print of the relief print image I carved, hand painted so that each one is a little different!

I used water-based ink to print on a thick, acid-free, watercolor paper that's 12" wide and 18 inches long. It's a good standard size so you can easily pick up a frame to put it in. The is the smaller of the two screen printed agaves, if you want a larger version check out the 18x24 inch size click here.

Century plant agaves are pretty spectacular. The end of life for the plant, but what a way to leave with a bang! The stalks are thick and tall, the blooms go from a chartreuse green to a more golden flower. I decided to do two color versions- one I paint with yellow ochre with hints of golden brown, the other is chartreuse with shades of green. This listing is for the small, yellow ochre/brown version.

*A relief print is made using a carved block that was created by carving out the negative space, leaving the positive space to pick up ink to transfer to a surface. A screen print is made by pulling ink through a stretched screen that has the negative space blocked out so that the ink can flow through the open mesh where the design is!

Prints are mailed flat

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