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Monoprint Processes

Reductive Relief ink Monoprint

Ink is rolled onto a plate then slowly lifted off of areas to reveal mid-tones and light areas. Scratching lines can be added. The plate is placed on an etching  press and the printing paper laid on top. The whole image is transferred. No editions can be made.

Fabric Dye Monoprint

Liquid dye is painted directly onto a silk screen frame.
When dry the paper is placed under the frame and a release agent is then squeegeed across the image. This rewets the dyes and pressure transfers the image to the paper. Occasionally some dye left on the screen can be printed.
This is called a 'Ghost Print'.
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Gell Plate

Thin layers of 'Open' acrylic paint (or inks) are rolled  or brushed onto the 'Gel' plate. Registered paper is placed down and rubbed to transfer the image to the paper.
The process is repeated many times with different colours
to build up the image and reveal the many colours and textures underneath. 

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Press Printing

Watercolour is painted onto a plexiglass plate – thin and thick then dried. The paper is dampened before placing on the dry plexi plate. The plate is run through the press and the image is entirely transferred. With botanicals you may then remove them and print again revealing the many colours underneath.

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