Monoprinting is a technique I haven’t tried before, I was very pleased with the results. I liked the fact that the results were not totally predictable, making a second print when less of the ink was on the glass has also given a pleasing range of tones in my patterned papers.
These first samples were created with ink using various ‘tools’ to make the marks.
These next samples are monoprints using printing ink.
There is a pattern taken from a sketch of alligator skin scratched into the ink with the end of a paint brush. I think my ink was too thick as the pattern is barely visible but I do like the black markings created when I rubbed the back of the paper.
These next samples are made using bleach on paper painted with black dye.