Friday, 9 September 2011

Back to printing- New Prints.




New school term and i'm back to printing again : )) After lots of detailed pieces recently, it was really nice to return to some bold, simple patterns and prints. It takes a lot of restraint for me to keep it simple- and i have to be far more disciplined when making these prints than if i create a very detailed piece. I have to keep in my mind, less is more as i'm always  tempted to add...a scroll here, a leaf there and before you know it I've got a decorative monster on my hands!





So concentrating on line and colour, i created these fun new prints using individual plates, that i can arrange on the paper as i like. I really enjoy this way of printing as it allows you to play around with the composition of the print and also experimnet far more with colour combinations. Almost like a lino print jigsaw puzzle!


 

14 comments:

Magic Cochin said...

What a neat idea! Lovely autumnal colours too.

Celia

Jesse said...

Lovely! I enjoy printing like this too - it's sometimes surprising what arrangements work well.

LizzieMade said...

This is such a clever plan! I just love it - and I love the results too.
However can you keep all those together, where you want them, while using a mangle to print? (answers on a postcard?)

Mangle Prints said...

Thank you, i had great fun printing these : ) Lizzie, i dont usually find too much of a problem with them staying put when i print, Because i use oil based inks, they are quite sticky and almost tacky when i roll the ink on the plates so it helps the little plates stick to the paper in the printing process. I find the best results come when i place them ink side up and lay the paper on the top. : )

Claire said...

What a great idea using different plates, the options are endless........

Love the bold colours, just beautiful.

Claire :}

erasercarver said...

Love the idea of creating a lino print puzzle :) I'm with you on struggling to keep it simple - "just a little bit more detail here..." - I need to do simple more often, as I have enjoyed the results when I do.
The colours in these prints are beautiful.

Cari-Jane Hakes said...

Beautiful new prints (although, I have only just discovered your work so I'm loving the old stuff too...beach huts, sigh, love it).
'Back to School' for them feels like a new start, longer bits of time to concentrate.
Great flexibility with the new prints too!

Chloe said...

These are gorgeous, I love your prints so much :)

charlotted_uk said...

Hooray for the school term! Your prints are gorgeous!

Michele said...

Beautiful, I am just about to start printing again myself, and must force myself to try some simpler combinations. I often use birds as I like folk art motifs. I am experimenting with 'fake lino' which carves easier, but getting large blank areas is almost impossible, so this cut out idea may work for me too. Beautiful prints, well done. Michele x

lisa stubbs said...

gorgeous! love the colours:)

Mangle Prints said...

Thank you and yay for the school term! Having had such dreadful weather, we were all starting to suffer from cabin fever!
@Michele, i hope the soft cut lino is working out ok? I have never used it, but the thought of carving a softer lino does seem very appealing. I just wander if it would hold up ok on finer cut lines ? You must let me know how you get on. Amanda x

Sharmon Davidson said...

these prints are wonderful, and I love the idea of separate interchangable/movable lino plates- I think I'll try it!

Ajay Singh said...

hi i wolud like to appriciate your above post that was such a awosome one thanks

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