Silkscreen

Silkscreen is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, the technique is also known as the screen print.

Coloured ink mixed to the artist’s specifications is painted over the entire screen using a squeegee, which forces ink through the open areas of the stencil onto the paper. The process is repeated with a new stencil for each colour.

Warhol initially applied genuine crushed diamonds to the surface of his prints, but the result was too powdery.

After the printing process, the artist can apply a glaze or a finish such as diamond dust, a technique pioneered by Andy Warhol in the late 70s when he found that crystals of pulverised glass sparkled more brightly. Artists, including Damien Hirst, use the latter method today.

Silkscreen

Available Silkscreen