I got several small fabric samples, at the local recycling center, extras for creative reuse.
I did some sketches, drawings and doodles with reference to some of the patterns. This is an easy way to draw something if you really don’t have a passion for drawing. It gives you a starting place. Of course you do not want to create exact copies of someone else’s design.
Today I cut a few simple trees and circles and used them as masking stencils while printing with the gelatin plate. Monotype printing on the gelatin plate is always unpredictable.
I have been exploring this process for several years and still l manage to discover new approaches. Today, I played with surprise ink on the stencil and releasing it in different ways on to the plate and on to the paper.
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