Monoprinting shapes – Part 2

Building on the prints from my previous post I created a range of multi-layered monoprints, sticking to a reduced colour palette and using only lines and circles.  Threads of varying thicknesses and types were laid to achieve either resists or laid patterns.  Circles, both the positive shapes and outer masks were incorporated, enabling me to form solid, translucent or chance markings when combined with threads.

A selection of these prints was then made, ready to combine into a new book.

After some consideration I chose to construct a blizzard book using instructions I found on youtube.  This book style is easy to make, assuming you understand how to calculate the number of sections required and cut and fold accurately.

As my print paper was only 110gsm I chose to make a hard cover to help it stand without sagging.  Using previously painted paper I covered 2mm board, inserted the prints into the folded spine and attached the covers.

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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5 Responses to Monoprinting shapes – Part 2

  1. nolaarcher says:

    Oh wow! I love the prints and the book.

    • Claire B says:

      Thanks Nola. It’s a great book technique with easy to follow instructions. I inserted my own folded sheets into each section and it worked well.
      I’m enjoying playing with this type of printing.

  2. Gillian Fox says:

    looks fabulous

  3. Vicki Miller says:

    I love monoprinting too. This is beautiful.

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