The initial print layer of all pieces created in this manner, is done with acrylic paint on a gel printing plate using various masks and stencils, most of which were hand cut and used only once or twice. Then, once dry, the prints are worked into using variants of the surrealist decalcomnia technique to help bring out their individual features. The work is done using various combinations of coloured pencil, tinted graphite, gel ink, India ink, ink sticks, graphite, or whatever other media I have to hand.
The once-or-twice use of shaped stencils and masks, the properties of the gel printing plate, and the decalcomania technique, means that each piece is completely unique.
All pieces are created on watercolour paper, preferrably Fabriano 140 lb or better; and, in the case of the pieces shown here, they are all 11" x 14".
All pieces © Lonita Fraser