Screen printing – Paper stencil process

Using paper to create stencils for screen printing is a simple and effective process to achieve amazing results.

The examples shown are from two separate sessions delivered at The Hepworth gallery in Wakefield. Session one printing with primary printing inks and session two printing with process coloured inks.

The first stage of the process is to design and make the paper stencils, during these workshops we took inspiration from the permanent and touring exhibitions on display within the gallery. The wonderful thing about paper stencils is you create a positive and negative from one designed image and you can mix these during the printing process.