At the FAN retreat, we worked on monoprints. I decided to go for loose and colourful ... messy but, unique.
Block Printing: we carved our own blocks, as well as using commercial and found items.
This was printed wet with the orange and then overprinted with wet blue and finally dry blue.The stamp I carved for this was combined with the part that was cut away. I printed twice each time I painted the block.These next pieces were done on a jel surface made with solidified gelatin. It makes a softer edge than a hard surface.The next four pieces were painted with thick paint from the bottle and swirlled around with a variety of items like sticks & grouting tools.
The second pull was delicate and interesting ...
Hard surfaces: If you need alligator texture ... this was done on a place mat surface. I gave it a spritz at the end, shown in the blotches.
This piece was on a very roughly woven fabric ... the paint skimmed the surface.
My favorite ... on a rough weave, using wet watercolour techniques.