Walberswick Huts – monoprint

Here is a “packaging” monoprint I made of the huts in Walberswick.

Walberswick huts, monoprint, image size 8″ x 5″ [Available]

The print is made using a discarded carton from a box of aspirin. It looks like this:

Walberswick huts, plate made from aspirin carton.

The brown colour is shellac, a varnish which helps make the plate last a little longer. I make the picture on the shiny side of the medicine packaging, by cutting off the shiny surface to reveal the rougher cardboard underneath. The plate is very thin and fragile. This plate made 5 prints. I lost one of the chimneys during the process.

Here is an 11-second video showing the print coming off the plate:

The ink is JS Gutenberg Carbon Black etching ink from Intaglio Printmaker in Southwark. The paper is Gampi smooth from Shepherds of London, in Gillingham Street.

I made the print at East London Printmakers in Stepney, on their Henderson etching press.

Thank you to Karen Wicks @iacartroom for sharing her technique and her wonderfully inspiring work.

Here is another post using the same process:

Anchor Brewhouse, Horselydown Old Stairs, SE1

I am trying an experimental monoprint technique. The idea is to use packaging material to make intaglio “plates” which are then printed using an etching press. This is the first one. I printed it yesterday on the Henderson Press at East London Printmakers. This is a real building, a former brewery, just to the South and East of Tower Bridge. That’s the river Thames you see on the left of … Continue reading “Anchor Brewhouse, Horselydown Old Stairs, SE1”

5 thoughts on “Walberswick Huts – monoprint”

    1. Thank you! Yes – working with the box is a good way to cure pain….and create pleasure. I’m so glad you enjoyed the result. Thank you for the reblog to your website, greatly appreciated.

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      1. Dear Jane, you’re so welcome. Sharing your genuine work is a pride for all followers. Years ago I liked to sketch on magazines with a black permanent marker pen. The free and no sense strokes fusioned with small areas of photographs, let a sort of abstract shapes that suggested me, the basis to develope a new work. I appreciate your confidence so I’m grateful 💟

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    1. Thank you! I enjoy the whole process. I find it quite hard to control how it’s going to come out, so the process of printing is one of drama and suspense every time. Many thanks for your comment and the reblog, greatly appreciated.

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