Thank you to everyone who visited the open studios exhibition and purchased some of my work! 😀
If you didn’t have a chance to visit the Open Studios event, all of my new prints are now up on my site. To view, visit the Prints page.
To view my exhibition shots in full, please visit my York Open Studios exhibition page.
Images of my own work from the YOS 15 event.
Work by Lauren Glynn for the YOS 15 event.
For more information visit Lauren’s website.
Carrying on with my material experiments, today I am melting and bending my perspex etchings to give them a sculptural form.
To shape the melted perspex I have bent steel sheets into a range of different curved formations. These metal shapes will act as a template for the perspex to mould to when it is hot.
I am pleased with the results of these experiments and am hopping to create similar work on a larger scale for my degree show.
Today I printed from my perspex etchings and achieved some nice results!
To do this yourself you will need access to a laser cutter and a printing press.
To achieve the depth of etch on my perspex,
Here are the settings I used:
- First convert your images to black and white and up the contrast on photoshop.
- On the laser cutter, set your images to the size you want (mine are 13.5 x 15.5 cm).
- Posturize your images.
- Use the rectangle tool to draw around your images.
- Change this rectangle to hairline and colour red (this indicates the laser to cut all the way through the perspex)
- Go to printing preferences
- Advanced – set the etch cut to 3mm
- General – resolution – 300 DPI
- General – engrave direction – bottom up
- General – image dithering – Floyd Steinberg
- Colour mapping – black – speed 60, power 100
Feel free to play around with these settings further to achieve different results.
Today I have been etching my collection of photographed textural matter onto perspex with the laser cutter.
At a later stage I would like to experiment with printing from these perspex etchings.
To see the results of my perspex printing experiments, please see Perspex etchings and prints.