Monoprinting shapes – Part 1

Using a very reduced colour palette I’m currently starting a range of monoprints based on lines and shapes – in this case, circles.  I’ve had quite a long time away from my core interests of linear connections, boxes, containment and the like and am enjoying returning to puddling around with inks in a new exploration of these themes.

Blue isn’t normally prominent in my work but for this project I’m embracing black, ultramarine and cerulean blue.

This first batch are what I call the ‘negatives’.  They are the first pull when threads have been laid as resists on the print plate.  They are pretty useless as is but some will be used as a base to overprint later.

This second set demonstrates how the plate prints once the threads have been removed and left an imprint in the ink.  I’ve then added a further resist in some images.

This is just the start and I’ll be continuing to add print layers at different tonal values to create more complex and engaging imagery.


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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6 Responses to Monoprinting shapes – Part 1

  1. Gillian Fox says:

    Hello I am loving the second set in particular, but then I love moons and these have quite a magical quality about them.

    • Claire B says:

      Hi Gillian. I will be making further multi-layered prints over the coming days with more moon type imagery, but this first step has been good to firm up the idea.

  2. Vicki Miller says:

    I am a monoprinting addict. I love all forms and love to make prints using rubbish. These are lovely and simple.

  3. Pingback: Monoprinting shapes – Part 2 | TactualTextiles

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