Monday, March 7, 2016

Monoprint of an Ugly Placemat

I came across this ugly placemat when I was looking through a supply closet at school. When I ran my fingers across the raised texture of the design, I knew immediately what I would use it for.
I applied printmaking ink with a brayer to the surface of the placemat and flipped it over onto white paper to make my impression. I let my monoprint dry for a few minutes and then added a wash of diluted light pink acrylic paint. The ink had not completely dried, so everything turned purplish.
Now, should I frame it or make some greeting cards?

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