This is a small 4 colour print that I produced for the Pilgrimage Exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral from Tuesday 1 March – Friday 1 April. The first three layers are a reduction, printed in Schminke water based inks. The fourth black layer is a separate block printed over the top, in an oil based ink, as to get a deep rich colour, and full coverage.
Monday, 21 March 2016
At the beginning of March I had the absolute pleasure of teaching a short afternoon course to a group of 'hens' in Brighton. As the group were staying in an Alice in Wonderland themed house for the weekend, many of the designs that they produced were around that theme.
We printed small tote bags using Speedball block printing fabric inks in orange, blue and teal.
Each printer had the opportunity to cut their own block, roll it with ink, and print it on to their bag.
It was lovely to work with this group of enthusiastic adults, and I am so pleased with the results they got from just a short workshop!
Monday, 21 September 2015
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
It has taken a little while, but I have finally properly launched this edition of 'Blustons Coats and Gowns' prints. As with all digitally printed editions there is always a lot of colour tweaking to make sure it properly reflects the original painting, but now I am really pleased with the final result.
The prints are A4 size, inkjet printed onto archival paper. This will be an edition of 25, and priced at £40 each. Currently available exclusively from my website www.mennajenkins.com
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Glitter letters from Baker & Maker
Alphabet washi tape from Etsy
Monday, 1 December 2014
I recently had the pleasure of producing a small series of gouache paintings of Kentish Town. They were displayed in Mario's Cafe on Kelly street. It was a successful show and I now have a selection of the originals and limited edition prints available on my online shop!
Saturday, 11 October 2014
As many of you are aware I have known Jealous for a few years now, I was introduced after winning their MA Graduate prize in 2012. Since meeting the Jealous gang I have interned at the Jealous Print studio, worked for the gallery, and we have become firm friends!
This summer Jealous underwent some very exciting developments. It started with an expansion of the print studio on Luke Street, spreading out over 2 floors, and adding artist studios to the third. Then the cafe at the bottom of the building became available and Jealous East was born! What was a pretty normal looking east London cafe, is now a beautiful white and polished concrete gallery space.
The party spilled out into Luke street, and the buzz was amazing! We even got the chance to sneak up on to the roof for a view of Shoreditch, and the party going on below. I wish Jealous East the best of luck as it settles in to the Shoreditch scene, and I look forward to making work with Jealous Print Studio very soon!