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Large Century Plant (gold) on 18x24 paper

Large Century Plant (gold) on 18x24 paper
Large Century Plant (gold) on 18x24 paper
Large Century Plant (gold) on 18x24 paper
Large Century Plant (gold) on 18x24 paper
Large Century Plant (gold) on 18x24 paper
 
$48.00

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 18" wide and 24 inches long. It's a good standard size so you can easily pick up a frame to put it in. The is the larger of the two screen printed agaves, if you want a smaller version check out the 12x18 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 large, 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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