This is one of six designs I made for a range of Christmas cards. I'm now pleased to be able to offer the original artworks on Artfinder. I had so much fun working with a snowy theme and incorporating animal silhouettes. I was able to push the boundaries of how I use the landscape and tree silhouettes for dramatic effect.
A monotype is a unique printed picture. I use rollers and dabbers to spread out the ink on a smooth plastic surface (like perspex or plexi-glass) then make marks with a cloth and other tools. I incorporate textured materials by impressing inked up wallpaper and fabric. The colours are printed in layers wiping away and using paper stencils each time it goes through the printing press to transfer the ink from the plastic to the paper. It's printed to the edges of the paper so the deckle (wavy) edge is part of the print. The deer is printed and collaged onto the background. It is flat mounted onto acid free board with archival tape, wrapped in cellophane and carefully flat-packed in a specially made box.
Oil-based ink on Rives BFK cotton rag paper. Mounted on acid-free mount board.