|The print re-soaked waiting to be blotted|
|The print on the drying boards|
During the vacation I have been stitching in to one of my triptych prints and have used colours inspired by the countryside and highlands of my home country, Scotland. I think this has influenced the colours I have used in my new print, Growth and Process (Greens and Golds). When creating this print I experimented with using a touch of colour in the black ink just to lift it a little and give it a sense of life. A fellow student recommended this for me to try but I have never managed to get the ratio of the inks correct; I have always either put in too little colour, resulting in the colour being over powered by the black, or too much colour, resulting in... well, not the result I intended! Here are some photos of the inked up plates ready to be placed on the bed for the chine-colle pieces to be added.
|Detail of inked up plate with areas cleaned out to create monoprint|