With lots going on all at once with the Workshop at Torbridge I was intrigued by the translation of the fablon stencils. My snippet of the day was “paper stencils and masks can curl quite quickly so its sometimes a good idea to use Fablon for them” Question in return “Do you just stick the stencils on the fablon?” (Sticky Back Plastic) Me, “Yes”
Outcome – Stencils where stuck on the fablon but not cut around, literally just left where they were in a pattern on the sticky side. rather than pointing out the mistranslation I went with it and suggested they laid it sticky side down on the jelly: Hey presto a very detailed and interesting impression was left on the jelly. The same went for the Silicone plate.
So having placed the fablon on the Jelly/Silicone, it was lifted off and the paper laid on the plate to take the monoprint. Not only were the impressions collograph like in replication but also the fablon marked itself beautifully too. Bonus image