Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints that have an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting. Prints are created by transferring ink from a matrix or through a prepared screen to a sheet of paper or other material. Common types of matrices include: metal plates, usually copper or zinc, or polymer plates for engraving or etching; stone, aluminum, or polymer for lithography; blocks of wood for woodcuts and wood engravings; and linoleum for linocuts.
I worked with wood, linoleum and plexiglass.
These plant and colored ones were made by monotyping. Monotyping is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. Monotypes can also be created by inking an entire surface and then, using brushes or rags, removing ink to create a subtractive image. I experimented a lot with paint, water, and flowers. Each outcome is different and can create a visually interesting image.
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