Further experiments in monoprinting

With these prints I was just experimenting with masks, textures and backdrawing. I didn’t really plan too far ahead, but started with a large circular mask, with some smaller shaped masks to fit inside. I used a very thin wrapping paper for the masks, which happened to have spots on it…and it turned out the white spots lifted ink much more than the rest of the paper, so when I lifted the masks after a print, I found the texture left behind. Another happy accident, so I used this in a couple of different ways.

I added some backdrawing/ghost prints and – my new favourite – a sprinkling of tea, to get the effects in the prints above. So…. we have… petri dish? Views into space? Escaping ameobas? Hehe, just some experimenting.

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