Friday, 31 May 2013

Eco-dyed monoprints

Great day spent experimenting with eco-dyed monoprints under the guidance of two printmaking book artist friends. Finished the afternoon with over sixty prints, some of which will be worked into future projects. The prints were produced in two batches, each batch a multi-layer tied 'sandwich' of sheets of Hahnemuhle 300gsm mould-made watercolour paper alternated with assemblies of gathered leaves, flowers and shredded vegetables. One batch was boiled for two hours in a solution of water, vinegar and rusty nails; the other was steamed for two hours over a solution of water and vinegar. The results were stunning but somewhat unpredictable and certainly not repeatable, which I guess is the delight of monoprints. For anyone interested in the process, details can be found here.

1 comment:

  1. I love the results here. It's very minimalistic and subtle but very lovely.