Thursday, November 17, 2011

stencils in monotype

Arranged for a story, here I used the stencils to keep ink off the paper
Different stencil, same idea, except I worked to get lots of texture in the inked part
Here I flipped the stencil from above and inked the stencil
It was a full evening in the print shop. I really enjoyed the added interest of the stencils and the possibility of creating stories with the shapes.

The two "cartoon characters" are sketches I did from a live college production of "Cinderella." The bustles made me laugh!


SamArtDog said...

Your use of stencils is a clever way to free up the use of the monotype as a "storyboard". While the stencils tell the story, the textures of the printmaking lend a different feeling with each change. Endless possibilities!

Celeste Bergin said...

creative! I can't wait to see what comes off the press next!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Sam: stencils add a new and exciting element to monotype and my time was too short in the atelier. Look at this artist's work and you'll see some amazing stencil results! Marilyn Maricle is a Portland artist and she does amazing work!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Celeste! The press work has been thrilling ... I might have to get one of my own!