Here is my first monotype. It was way too dark. I have now learned that I prefer working over the ghost print(what remains after you run a print.)
I like the softness of the ghost print.
So when the print came out like this, all filled with ink and no subtleties, I had 2 choices: throw it away or play with it. I chose play with it. I worked with pastel and sandpaper. The top image is what I have now.
My new printing phase is teaching me. I can feel it. It really doesn't matter what the product is right now- it's the trusting.