(above) First print off.
(above) This is the plate inked, wiped and ready for printing.
(above) Ghost print. I added some ink for the nostril, but I should have wiped in back a bit so it wouldn't be so dominant.
(below) Scary Baby take 1 and Scary Baby take 2 - are they horns or fingerprints?)
Well I finally got to have a play on my press today! I was really meant to be concentrating on getting some paintings done for the 12 x 12 exhibition, but what the hell! I was inspired to try and do some mono-types asdemonstrated on the video that Gaye downloaded on to this site. The results can be seen above.
I don't know if I would call them successful, as the baby I was trying to draw is cute and the resulting baby is quite scary. Strangely I do like them.
I rolled the ink on to acetate and wiped it back with a rag and cotton buds. The ink seemed to come off easier on the video. It was like wrestling! The paper I used was only cheap and grainy - but good for experimenting with. I know these aren't fantastic, but it is good to show the good and the bad and the ugly. Hopefully you can be witness to my improvement as time goes on!
I would love to see what others are up to, so try and post something.