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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Connections & Circuits Project – First waste prints

I thought I would show a few of the waste prints resulting from mask preparation, colour reduction when ghost printing is required and some negative imagery.  These are the building blocks for the prints I posted in my blog yesterday. … Continue reading

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Connections & Circuits Project – First prints

I’ve been very quiet on my blog while working through my first print designs.  Several things have happened over recent weeks which are pushing this project in a slightly different direction than intended. The theme of circuits and circuitry is … Continue reading

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Monoprinting: Linear Containment – Final Stage

The final goal for this project has been to create some A4 sheets of handmade paper embellished/decorated/manipulated to a specific theme for inclusion in a collaborative project to be exhibited in March.  At this stage I am bound to keep … Continue reading

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Monoprinting: Linear Containment – Stage 5

A change in colour scheme: I like the colour scheme but the application isn’t great. Decided to try red on green background instead of green and yellow on red (as previous samples).  No, not for me that one.  The right … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 & … Continue reading

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Monoprinting: Linear Containment – Stage 1 & 2

My theme for this project is ‘Linear Containment’ and my start point is a simple triangle.  These monoprints are being formed in layers using multiple masks. The aim is: to achieve crisp, sharp objects with some overlapping an ordered visual … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 13: Final prints

The monoprints have been made using a base of 3mm foamex board which has had some markings made in it.  Using a lino tool I cut a few flower outlines, cardboard diamonds were placed on the clean surface and the … Continue reading

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Print 1. Assignment 1: Monoprints

This assignment is being submitted on-line through my learning log.  Here are the prints I have chosen from the earlier projects. Task 1 (Project 1) Two early experimental prints (blog post 11/6/14 & 20/6/14): A printed study from life (blog … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 4: Still life

Bowl Study. My aim with this section of the project is to explore some textural effects and continue to improve both my colour mixing and placement when using multiple masks. In the following prints the backgrounds were produced first, followed … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 3: Further multicolour printing

Using the candle image. This image from the previous section didn’t come out terribly well so I decided to use it as a base to add more layers. I thinned my light yellow ink and printed a light wash over … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 3: Multicolour prints – progress.

Multicolour prints – three layers. All prints are on 110gsm cartridge paper except the ghost print which is on 80gsm photocopy paper. Using one of my green prints previously shown I offset the mask and printed the grey eagle.  Once … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 3: Multicolour prints

Multicolour prints – first layer. After the recent printing issues I’ve simplified my process by choosing to use just plain 110gsm cartridge paper for the start of this exercise, as detailed in my previous post, because I feel my problems … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 3: Further two colour masked prints

I’ve cut a simple candle design that I drew earlier in the course to see if a less detailed shape will give better print results.  Frankly, at this point, I’m not looking at the artistic side of my designs, I’m … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 3: Experimentation

Playing with the images. I have to confess to getting quite frustrated with the printing results so far.  So, to lighten my mood, I had a mess about for my own enjoyment instead of trying for the outcomes required by … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 3: Two coloured masked monoprints

Here I am combining both positive and negative masks within each print, thereby achieving a two coloured outcome, hopefully accurately aligned.  In my last project I used plastic coated paper to make my masks but am using photocopy paper for … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 2: Review

How did you find this process? Printing is new to me so it has taken a while to get used to my oil paints/inks.  Painting with brushes in project 1 was completely different to trying to achieve a flat evenly … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 2: Printing using masks

Creating positive and negative images using masks. Note: Where I have written ‘wet’ next to the paper type and weight it means that the paper has been immersed in a tray of water then dried between towels leaving it damp, … Continue reading

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