Photo-polymer etchings are made from a transparency in a light box. Some of these are printed on Chiri paper which is off white and includes bark flecks. Others are grey toned etchings that look similar to aquatint. My latest etchings are very limited editions as I run a series of monoprints concurrently using the same plates.
The monoprints are usually printed on prepared paper. First, I make exciting washes with inks on the paper representing landscape and brooding sky and then carefully print the plate in the appropriate area. There are also prints brushed with bees wax and stitched to washed backgrounds, prints on top of loose ink drawings and prints enhanced with added texture from stitching or chine collé.
I also have a series of photopolymer etchings printed over layered monotypes. I first print plexiglass plates building layers with Akua water-based ink. See through windows made with carefully cut out stencils allow pops of vivid color.
This section includes our joint work. Lawrence has included his photographs in the transparencies for etchings. He has also combined Victoria's drawings with his photographs by layering the images in Photoshop, so our collaboration goes in both directions.