Prints from the "Monoprinting" Week, Discussion Board 3
The following three prints ended up being my favorites from Discussion Board 3 in our Monoprinting week. I decided for my Teacher Showcase Series to add to these three.
Creating Texture Combs
I used old membership cards, discount cards, and gift cards both large and small key tags. I drew out the pattern first with permanent marker and then cut with a regular pair of scissors.
Creating Paper Stencils
I have a very limited number of stencils; only one large, and a few small ones. I decided to create some large stencils out of paper to open up more possibilities for my prints. I used plain copy paper, pencil, and scissors; I covered the paper stencil with clear contact paper to help preserve it in order to use it again and again.
Creating a Hot Glue Stencil
I used hot glue to create another stencil. I squeezed a variety of different sized circle/ round shapes onto a plastic surface. I let it dry, harden, and then I gradually peeled the glue circles off. The circles were all touching so it came off in a sheet.
Next print. Laying down a base color: taupe.
I decide to print on top of another old print to save paper.
Using the homemade paper stencils and other stencils.
It seems like I used too much paint with this layer.
Looking back, I wonder if I should have stopped here with these prints, but at the time I felt the need to keep going; that they needed more layers.
This one: so far, so good.
Not pleased with this one; again- the white is too thick.
I keep going on the one that I'm pleased with.
Set up. This time I used Speedball water soluble printing ink. I'm using one of my "inspiration" prints as a guide for this next print.
Very pleased with the result and the quality of the prints in using the printing ink as opposed to the acrylic paint.
Pulling ghost prints is even more enjoyable; they are still very opaque! I'll be able to use this print again in my next session!
And even another ghost print! Still pretty good quality!
I am using the ghost prints from print session 2 to print an immediate second layer. I begin with a neat vertically curving bubble wrap I found in my sister's art room trash can (yes, my sister is also an art teacher!)
I pressed the bubble wrap onto the rolled ink on the Gelli plate and then I place my paper on the bubble wrap. I like the print better from the bubble wrap as opposed to from the Gelli plate.
Now from the Gelli plate.
Using paper stencils
Layer 4; using a homemade texture comb
Also using paper stencils and the homemade hot glue stencil.