Monoprinting: Linear Containment – Stage 3

Loving the precise lines and solid colours of this project.  As the inking up, layering and multiple press passes is quite long-winded I only had a chance to do two samples for this stage.

If you followed stages 1 & 2 you will notice that I’ve cut different triangles for this phase.  I wanted to try interlocking them to see how the masks would relate to each other as they went through the press.  They have worked beautifully and there is no movement or alteration in colour saturation where they overlap.  I thought the masks may slip, the thickness of the plastic layers may create a problem where they sit atop each other but this hasn’t happened. Fantastic!

I wanted a very reduced colour palette but this hasn’t quite given me enough ‘lift’ in the final image, it’s a little dull but a good start.

A change of orientation, a lightening/brightening of the Cadmium Red Dark, an addition of my favourite green (although a little darker than I normally use) and some layering on the smaller triangular aspects.

3 hours to create 2 prints was worth every second.  Very, very pleased with this last one.

Moving on ……… to Stage 4.


About Claire B

I am a passionate printmaker, paper maker and book artist. I'm a 'forever' student and frequently attend courses and workshops to extend and improve my creative skills.
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