Their are multiple types of Prints, and Ambrose has been taught how to make a few of them. The first type of print that he learned to make is called a Mono Print. What makes a mono print is that each one is unique and can not be replicated. Their are many different ways to make mono prints. Ambrose prefers to use oil-based paints on plexiglass, printed onto different types of paper. The following are some of Ambrose’s very first mono prints, and may be clicked on for enlargement.
Ambrose then got into Relief Prints. In order to do relief prints you take solid flat surface, referred to as a matrix, carve designs into the face. Reliefs go hand in had with Intaglio Prints, in my own opinion, where you fill the lines carved into the matrix with ink. Here are some examples of Reliefs, followed by their Intaglio counterparts.
Some might think that upon turning your base into an Intaglio you can never go back to Relief, but you can if you bleed out the ink off of the Intaglio prints. Here is an example of that progression.
To the left and right are series of prints titled “Up,” the print below was done after and as you can see the color from the right intaglio is still in the “lines” but isn’t as prominent.
Next I would be able to color the print black again immediately, wait to dry it or wash it, then do choose a different color. Alternatively I could have used a lighter background or colors so I could roll darker colors over them with success.