Alternative Printmaking Megan yoder

Materials to begin the alternative printing process. A flat table, a fish, paper, masking tape, block printing ink, roller, scissors...I taped an area the size of my paper...18x24. Then used my roller to blend the ink into interesting color composition. The fish prints came from an earlier project. The method is called Gyotaku. You can learn about it from the video below.
I needed to add two layers of tape because I was sloppy with applying my ink. The straight edges that the tape created was great! The tape boundaries used for paper registration were great too.
I liked to create layers of ink
Finished pieces
My favorite. However, I am wondering...Should I leave the fish to overlap the outside of the background or should I trim the fish to fit into the background? They are meant to look as though they are on ice...SD Ice Fishing...

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