Monday, May 24, 2010
Jigsaw monoprint: Man with dogs
As the name implies, the monoprint (monotype) this time is made of easily-cut foamboard, cut up into each coloured part and re-assembled after inking before burnishing a print. Thus, the tree is cut out seperately, inked up, put back and this stage is repeated for each colour.Once all the pieces of foamboard are all in place, the paper is laid on top and pressed by hand on the reverse to make a print. Note that the dog cut-out has been re-used. The tower block windows and tracks at the base of the piece were made by pattern relief rollers. The clouds by a piece of string glued onto a block pressed into the soft foam. The grass is made by scratching with fingernails. A very 'hands-on piece' this one! Looks rather Eastern European, don't you think? Russian even, perhaps.