My prints in this flat file collection are primarily mono prints and traceprints. They are printed by hand using oil paint rather than painter’s ink. There is no limit to the number of times I will apply layers to a print. My printmaking process is to apply pressure (with hand or pencil) and/or draw on the back of each print to lift color and images from a wet to dry plate. The finished pieces sometimes are heavy with paint and textured. Some finished prints are almost transparent like a woodblock print and have relatively few layers. Each print is unique but elements (stencils, left-over paint, plates, images etc) from one print / process can be used in another, almost making a series of related prints, not necessarily a series.