10/2/08

New Monoprint

I have been slowly pulling together a printing space in my studio. With Akua Inks it is really easy to work at home without a press, using a pin press. The inks are non toxic, a bit sticky, but fun if you don't mind a messy medium. Here are some photos in my studio and a new monoprint I just did today -

Pallete:



Akua Inks:




The inked plate:




The first print:


Another print with adjusted colors. I am really happy with the following two prints, but can't decide which one I like better, this one or the ghost print. I would love to hear which one you like better.





Ghost Print (this is the second print pulled without reinking the plate)

15 comments:

Kris said...

What a great set-up! I love all your prints, but I love the first print better than the ghost print.

Jenny said...

I like the first print better. That ghost print does have a certain something about it. I like it too but not as much as the first one.

Sarah Nussbaumer said...

Amy, the faded area of the central part of the print is very pleasing. What I would like to see is the ephemeral quality of the ghost print incorporated with the definition of the first print. Would it be possible to do a selective pick up of ink in the central area and then print the image? Sort of selective blotting. The warmth of colors really caught my attention. Lovely.

Red Fish Circle said...

thanks for the thoughtful feedback. The ghost print is a bit richer in person, it is hard to get the right feel scanning it into the computer.

Sarah Nussbaumer said...

Yes, I've had the same experience with the scanner. I really enjoy your work and your blog is very inspiring. Thanks for the link to the supplier.

Jenny said...

I like the first print. Maybe as you said, the second one is richer when viewed as an original. But as a digital file it just looks too undefined to me. It looks like it needs a random outline or some kind of linear definition added to give it structure.

kim said...

so nice, amy. i like the first pull... really like the drawing, too.

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

I love the ghost print. Great set up you've got there : )

coloredsock said...

oh girl, can't tell you how inspiring this is to me! what a great set up. soon i will do, too! your print is really nice. i guess i like the ghost print better since the background is simpler and doesn't distract from your really nice drawing. keep em coming! can't wait to see more. xoj

kitty stitch said...

Amy, how lovely to be working like this, it looks so fresh. Love the first print and agree with Jenny about a linear addition to the ghost. You inspired me!!

Karine said...

I have always had a fondness for ghost prints. My problem is that I can't seem to pull them without putting a little more ink on them! "Just have to mess with this a bit..."

I have pondered getting a pin press, how do you like it? Do you feel like you can get the pressure to be consistent using it? Do you like it in comparison to a press? So many questions...

I am glad to see your monotypes! You go, woman!

Red Fish Circle said...

Thanks Karine... I am still getting the feel of it. It does work quite well with the Akua inks but of course you do not get the precise pressure as you do with a press. Still, I think interesting and surprising results.
I love the fact I can work at home with it... so well worth the investment.

Kathy said...

Just an average 'jane's' opinion but, I absolutely adore the Ghost print! Its soft, subtle and I'm drawn to it, I could sit and look at it for hours! Great work, great blog, great fabrics!!!

Red Fish Circle said...

Oh, I also want to thank everyone for their feedback on these.

Carla Sonheim said...

I also love both prints but the first one is my favorite. Love all of your work!