This is what a used printing plate looks like. I find it quite interesting, all the textures, all the different ways in which the materials have soaked in the paint.
This is my favorite print so far! The textures come together so well balanced. Lots of nice contrasts.
Below are other printing plates, placed besides their corresponding prints. I am having such a great time making these prints, each one a new surprise.
These are a series of snippets ( not whole) sets of prints
Even in places where too much paint was applied rendered rich texture. Look at the left image above
Certainly gluing the items on with Tacky Glue works better than regular Elmer's glue.
What's next? I'd like to take notes on which items rendered the most interesting prints....also, I want to explore placing these items in a circle instead of in rows, on top of one another.