|This is my drypoint plate and my etching tool which|
I used to draw the lines into the plastic.
|This is one of my first test prints.|
I've hand coloured it with gold ink.
|My chicken wire stencil, which looks like honeycomb|
when printed. The stencil is made of plastic not wire, so it
doesn't damage the gelli plate.
You can see from the images below that each print becomes a one-of-a-kind artwork even though the drypoint bee image is repeated in each one.
With the monoprint in the background, I was aiming for an impression of a hive. In some prints the paint is a lot brighter and the imagery sharper than in others. And that's what I love about monoprinting - no two prints are ever the same.