Today I ran an experiment on a whim. I am not sure why I had never tried it before. I was already going to print off a few posters of the Solve et Coagula design. It popped into my mind while staring at the stack of blank, grey poster paper. Why not see what happens if I try something different? Today I also made a screen print poster of my Hand of Mysteries Design with discharge.
First, I printed my Solve et Coagula design. The test was short and I only made 3 of these posters. I think I will end up offering them as a limited edition shirt combo…
It seemed an obvious enough idea since paper is made from natural fiber which is dyed. As long as the dye in the paper is reactive type which makes up most all of them, it should (and did) discharge. Neat!
I only printed one of these posters since I was really just testing to see if it worked. There may be some other source that already had this information but it seemed more fun to try it out than to Google it.
Now that I have seen that the process works, it is time to think of designs that integrate the technique in some creative ways. I will need to make a screen print poster design with some discharge elements. It shall be an interesting experiment.
I have a pretty nifty sketchbook that I purchased while a student in Florence, Italy in 2003. I could not bring myself to draw in it for the longest time. I broke out of that a couple of years ago and now it is my go-to sketchbook where I hash out most of my ideas and studies. Here are some of the magick drawings I have been working on lately….
This is a basic experiment with in sacred geometry originally drawn with a compass and pencil. Other elements from hermetic and alchemical illustrations are added with my own personal twist of course.
I have long admired the ouroborossymbol for its deep meaning and overall aesthetic appeal. Do not be surprised to see a new design featuring the twin snakes consuming themselves in my shop in the near future.
Hand of Mysteries
This magick drawing a sort of self portrait with the hand of mysteries or philosopher’s hand but I think I lost my likeness when I inked the drawing. I expect a larger version would be more successful in capturing facial features…
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