Here is a “packaging” monoprint I made of the huts in Walberswick.
The print is made using a discarded carton from a box of aspirin. It looks like this:
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: