Large Century Plant (green) on 18x24 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 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 chartreuse/green 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