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Here are some "Before" and "After" shots of my recent monoprints. Each piece was monoprinted twice with dye, so I call them "Duoprints". This series came out quite different from the earlier ones I did last month - they had large areas of dye and large areas of white space, and I painted the white space in blocks of colour.
This time, the dye separated much more into small spots, and I swirled it around a lot on the plastic, so these prints have a lot more movement. I decided to paint that movement.
While these are only small pieces of fabric, around 11" by 15", it has taken me hours to paint them.
Paints don't act the same way as dyes when you mix them, but I blended most of the colours I've used, as I wanted the background dye to be visible, not obscured. Also, I wanted all the colours to be muted.
The colours are fairly subtle, in keeping with the dyes I used.
Question is - what do I do with them now? Frame them as completed works? Sandwich them and stitch them? Cut them up and make things from them?
Your suggestions are welcomed.