Earlier this year, I spent a while experimenting with monoprints using akua soy-based inks. I’ve used both plexiglass plates and PETG plates with this method. I created these prints using 3 PETG plates. I decided to leave space between each plate because I wanted to show a separation between my head, my heart, and my stomach. When I’m concerned, these three parts of my body all experience the concern in different ways and don’t always agree on a solution.
I first printed the yellow and blue together and printed a ghost print of this plate also. I printed another layer using black ink to add more detail. Below, you can see photos of some of the steps I took to print this monoprint. I used a small brayer to start the portrait and later added detail with a small paint brush. I mixed the akua transparent base into the ink to extend it and help use it with a paint brush. I also used some of the blending medium.