Category Archives: Project 3 – Two Coloured Masked Monoprints

Printing on six sides of one piece of paper!

Periodically I rebel at the tyranny of rectangular pieces of paper, especially A4. I try to use  different sizes, colours and texture of paper, but it is difficult to escape rectangle corners, especially if registration is an issue. I have … Continue reading

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Back drawing

I hadn’t been enthralled with my first attempts at backdrawing on  a monoprinting workshop a few weeks ago. My first print seemed to me to lack substance and would have been much improved with a second colour. I tried working … Continue reading

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Drawing into a dark field, textured landscapes

The other night I was woken up at dawn by the owls making a a huge noise. I got up to close the window and, as I did, a tawny owl flew past me about six feet away, which felt … Continue reading

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Plant studies

Rather to my surprise, I enjoyed using plant material as stencils so much that I decided to produce a series of small plant studies. My idea was: use individual plants use a small size for intimacy keep it simple to … Continue reading

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Variations using masks and multicolours

I have enjoyed printing with stencils but found the results rather flat and dull. I was therefore eager to experiment introducing more colour and variety to my prints. I thought that the stencils were OK but the backgrounds needed to … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Two coloured masked monoprints

My first objective in this project was to produce a clean, well registered two colour print from positive and negative masks. Simple, huh? My first attempts at registering a second colour properly were really poor. For this inital attempt, I … Continue reading

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