I began Printing again with the new larger mask, it had some interesting results.
The Print came out much smoother, with more of the ink coming through the Mask, but I’m still not managing to get the whole of the Image as a Print ( the hair clips didn’t come through on this one).
I thought at this point I might as well try a Print based on the Positive Mask, so gave it a go.
It looks a little different to the earlier image as I had to arrange the individual bits by hand and I forgot to arrange it so it would flip in the printing process. But otherwise it’s a much bolder print, it’s easier to see this as a portrait, although I think some of the delicacy of the negative mask is lost in printing using the positive mask.
I actually prefer the original version when it comes to taking a Print of the Plate having removed the masks. The one above just looks a bit blobby, as in the lines are too thick for my liking.
I felt like I’d explored that print design enough to move onto the next project, I’ll probably use the leaves design for it though as that gave a much clearer print. My next project involves Two colored masked mono-prints.