Image 5.1 shows prints made using ink and two different sizes ovals cut from a rubber. I was pleased with the different shades that this produced where the ink was thicker in places.
Image 5.2 was produced by dipping the hollow end of a marker pen into ink. This created interesting variations as the ink sometimes formed a bubble thus creating some solid shapes amidst the hollow shapes.
Image 5.3 was produced by dipping the hollow end of two different sized glue-sticks into ink. The different sizes, as well as the darker areas caused by ink bubbles, made this an interesting print.
Images 5.4 and 5.5 were made using potato prints. I thought that these created an effective representation of snakeskin.
Image 5.6 was made by dipping a loosely coiled piece of corrugated card into ink. This produced shapes with a less distinct edge than the previous examples.
Image 5.7 was made by dipping a tightly coiled piece of corrugated card into ink. This produced a more detailed print.
All of the bleach printing was done on black tissue paper
Images 5.8 and 5.9
Image 5.8 was made using the edge of a piece of curved corrugated cardboard.
Image 5.9 was made using a piece of card which had been cut into ‘teeth’ to make a comb effect.
Image 5.10 was created using the corner of a piece of card to paint the bleach on to the tissue paper.
Image 5.11 was created using a serrated piece of card.
Images 5.12 and 5.13
Image 5.12 was created using loosely coiled piece of corrugated card.
Image 5.13 was created using a potato.
Image 5.14 was created using a hollow pen lid.
Image 5.15 was created using tightly coiled card.
Image 5.16 was created using the hollow end of two different sized glue-sticks
The following monoprints were made using PVA glue coloured with black Brusho ink.
5.17 – cardboard coils
5.18 – card board used to scrape the paint into scoop shapes
Images 5.19 and 5.20
5.19 – for this effect I rubbed the paint numerous times until it started to dry and would no longer spread easily. I was trying to create a tonal change from dark to light.
5.20 – small hollow pen lid
Images 5.21 and 5.22
5.21 – large hollow pen lid
5.22 – swirls made with pencil
Images 5.23 and 5.24
5.23 – this was created using two layers of print. The first didn’t work well so I let it dry and re-printed over the top. I like the contrast in shades on this print.
5.24 – card board used to scrape the paint into waves