When working with letters of course the printed image is mirrored. So I thought I could only use the symmetrical letters A, H, I, M, O, P, T, U, V, W, X, Y and the number 8, which would be okay either way.
These are the prints I made. I could have aimed to make both the printing plate and prints balanced compositions. When seen together, I think the prints are the most balanced, but the printing plate is more interesting to look at.
So far I ‘ve used mostly fabric and stitch to make the printing plate. I’ve now begun experimenting with different materials and here I used oil pastels. This picks up the ink well and at the same time adds extra colour to the design.