Monotype Collage

Today I subbed for collagraph class at Network Charter School. I had students cut out images from magazines, glue them to a surface, then make a monotype print based on their collage.

 Applying gum Arabic to the plexiglass surfac

 Here is my collage. I found an article on orchids. There are humans in the photo, but I don’t want them in my image.

 Halfway through, painting on the transparent surface with watercolor and washable markers.

 This is what the plate looks like before I run it through the press. Seems a little dull, eh?

 Then, wow, the colors really pop! The wiggle effect of the water reflection is partially successful. The purple orchid looks too messy,  lacks the simplicity of the others.

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