“Persimmon” is a monotype with the addition of relief prints from pieces of weathered woods. Instead of adding the woodgrain through a frottage process, I rolled the wood with ink and carefully placed the monotype on type, using a wooden spoon to transfer the grain onto the paper.
“Becoming Goldfish” was made with water-soluble crayons and water-soluble etching inks and printed on Asian paper. It was run through the press several times to achieve the layers and saturated colors I was looking for.
“Lilac Grey” is a monotype made with Akua Liquid Pigment inks and oil pastels on Asian paper.
This monotype is what is called an “offset” print. The original print was much too dark and heavy-handed. I sandwiched it with a damp piece of Stonehenge paper and ran it through the press again–giving me this somehwat ghostly but much more expressive offset print.