Process: The Jellyfish Book, Part 2 of 2

Sorry for my delay all! Without further ado, here’s part 2!

To recap, here’s a closeup of one of the jellyfish transparencies.

After you make transparencies, you have to actually screen print your book which is long and painful but really rewarding if you get it right. It takes a while to explain how to do it so I’ll keep it simple. When you screen print, you separate each color you’re using onto their own screens. Then, one by one,  you print each color onto a nice piece of paper, starting from the lightest to the darkest color. That process takes a while, but it’s kind of beautiful, because your image starts to appear slowly like waiting for a Polaroid picture to finish exposing.

I decided to print on 3 different types of paper.

  1. Iyo Glazed rice paper
  2. Rives BFK Cream
  3. Rives BFK Gray

    Here’s a closeup of the Iyo Glazed, which I thought came out the best. Out of all the paper, this gave me the best looking texture.

    And here’s a closeup of the BFK Rives Cream paper:

    After everything was printed, the next step was the cut and fold the paper. My ruler, xacto knife and bone folder spent many hours bonding over this book.

    Here’s a close up of the intestines.

    And here is the final fold out. I haven’t glued the pages together, made a cover, or decided how big my run will be(how many copies that will turn out well), so there’s still a lot more to do… but so far, I’m really happy with how it came out!

    So it’s not over. I’ll be back to show you the completed book!

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