Collage describes both the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper are arranged and stuck down onto a supporting surface.
Each collage is made by cutting and pasting hand painted papers coming from paintings, sketches and prints often in thick layers that makes the paper look almost 3 dimensional.
The term collage derives from the French term papiers collés (or découpage), used to describe techniques of pasting paper cut-outs onto various surfaces. It was first used as an artists’ technique in the early twentieth century.
The monoprint is a form of printmaking where the image can only be made once, unlike most printmaking that allows for multiple originals. All monoprints are therefore unique one of a kind artworks.
A plexiglass plate or glass plate is firstly inked up with oil paint and thereafter the image is “drawn” by removing the paint. The plate is then printed in a printmakers press on damp paper. The beauty of monoprinting lies in its spontaneity and its allowance for combinations of printmaking, painting and drawing media.