Sunday, February 10, 2013

Monoprinting: Process

I used an X-acto knife with a swivel head ("Swivel Craft Knife) to cut out some thin branches of blossoms from an acetate sheet. This was my first time experimenting with this. Next time I would use a thicker acetate sheet. In this case there wasn't sufficient thickness to keep the layers of ink separate (when inking the acetate after inking the plate). These are the three I liked the most. I especially like the one on the right, with the yellow ink and the faint dark outline of the blossoms. I am going to tint the blossoms and stems pink and maybe put some text along the bottom. I could turn it into a pretty bookmark or use it as part of a collage.

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