The bed will allow me to produce very long prints. Its made the same as my original bed, plywood base with a steel top.
Today I was using my new bed to produce some monoprints using grass I 'sourced' during a bushland wander on the weekend.
During my printing today, I didn't clean off my plate at all, which meant that my prints got more interesting as I progressed. I was also trying to use up some bits of ink left over from a previous session, so it forced me to be creative with my rolling technique and colour combinations. Of course, this doesn't always work (= mud), but with a bit of thought great effects are achieved.
|The new bed (and a print in progress)|
|My very dirty plate.|
A bit of yellow, red, blue, and purple.
Unexpected but delicious colours!