Monoprinting: Linear Containment – Stage 4

Continuing with the triangles but moving into more positive and negative shapes and spaces.

Above: masked prints on handmade plant fibre paper, smooth side.  These will be further worked with more layers.

Above: Back-drawing in charcoal (Sepia & Pthalo Blue mix) on 2 different plant fibre papers, rough side.  I lightly ran my flattened hand across the back of the paper when on the print plate to achieve ink transfer to some of the more textural areas.  Very happy with these and this technique will now be added to the first prints above.

Above: Reverse of back-drawn plate with both positive and negative masks on handmade recycled mountboard paper, rough side.  The rollers used on the smaller components are my own (so are clean, even and perfect) but the large roller used on the charcoal plate belongs to the studio and rolls a little unevenly – due to it being old and heavily used.  I need to ensure I turn the plate several times when inking up so coverage is more uniform.

Above: Ghost print with both reversed masks (pre-used, without cleaning) and removed masks, on handmade recycled mountboard paper, rough side.  Above right: close up of masked area patterning.

A small change in the colour scheme:

Love the vibrant turquoise.

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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3 Responses to Monoprinting: Linear Containment – Stage 4

  1. apennypiece says:

    I love the fog effect of the ground opposed to the sharp shapes and bold block colour. This to me feels like these sharp forms are floating. Thinking about your theme of possibly isolation if I understand you, I think this image portrays that really well. These shapes remind me of negative thoughts or pain. A great piece of work…

    • Claire B says:

      Thanks Penny. I really enjoyed this stage and watching where the project would go as it seems to evolve naturally, without me having to push too hard. Some of the stags I prefer more than others but they all give me something to enjoy and work further with.

      • apennypiece says:

        I have just looked at your 1 drawing a day project for a month.Keep it up, very inspiring. I try to draw something most days, which is quite sporadic and feel guilty if I don’t… silly really

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