20 Colour Screenprint Hand Finished with Graphite and Black Flocking on Somerset Satin White 410gsm Paper
78 x 62cm
Edition of 35
£1200 + VAT
As with many of the editions completed with Charming Baker, experimentation is key. Baker hand painted the backgrounds of each birch ply sheet using black ink. This provided a unique base for the various hand drawn layers to sit upon as the edition took shape. The Nellephant figure was applied through 20 screenprinted colours (21 for the wood edition), and then airbrushed in preparation for the flocking, acrylic and graphite hand finishing.
Both the wood and paper editions have been flocked, which is the application of cotton fibres to the print surface, leaving a velvet-like finish. A 24 carat gold leaf frame was applied to the surround of the print on birch ply, giving a beautiful glow to each work. Finally, each piece has been hand finished by the artist with the application of hand sprayed acrylic and graphite pencil marks.