mardi 10 avril 2012

Monotype explorations on wood panels

Here are my latest explorations of printing monotypes manually directly on small 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm) wood panels.

As the wood panels are rigid, it is not possible to print using a press or to use the standard rigid plexiglass template. During the course of my first explorations I had used mylar as my template but in this instance I opted for transparent plastic wrapping material that I had kept.

To create these monotypes, I first rolled etching inks onto the plastic template(s). I experimented with two ways of working, which can be combined if desired. In the first instance I scraped my drawing directly into the inked surface of the template before applying it to the panel and I used a roller to pressure the ink onto the panel to create the monotype. In the second instance using pressure I drew directly with a pencil or a pen on the back of the inked template which had been applied to the panel to create the monotype.

The people that appear in my monotypes are the product of my imagination but are inspired by my observations and my numerous sketches of people in public spaces.

More monotype explorations will follow.

1 commentaire:

  1. Thank you Rochelle

    I am going to make an attempt at this - especially the "trace monotype" approach - where as you say
    you put rolled on ink (very thin I would imagine) and then draw with a pencil so the ink is released where I make my pencil marks.

    best wishes

    Aine Scannell