Tools of the Trade: New Screens in the Studio

My current project involves poster-sized screen prints of a hand drawn skull. Since these are going to be a standard size I ordered some pre-burned screens from the guys over at Anthem, and they look beautiful. Like most artists, I'm somewhat obsessed with materials and tools, and emulsion coated screens with images burned onto them are no exception. They give you just enough visual information to start imagining the final prints at scale, yet there are enough variables (the substrate, the colors, the inks) and decisions left to make that I immediately want to get to work to find out what the finished pieces will look like. 

Boxes of pre-burned screens just arrived in the mail

The first box: Skull + Succulents screen looks great

The 2 black/outline layers of the prints

All my new screens in a row. I can't wait to get printing