Just a little experiment. I tried to create a monoprint using etching ink and no medium.
First I did a pencil sketch on newsprint.
As I was inking the plate I should have realized that I needed to thin the ink with medium. The ink wasn’t rolling onto the plate evenly, leaving blotches that wouldn’t roll out. I was curious as to how it would look so I pulled the print anyway.
The finished print is interesting, but I think next time I’ll have to try thinning the ink a little. Just so it doesn’t blotch up again.