My interest in printmaking has been rekindled. Yesterday's upload of a monoprint was done in class and it is very spontaneous and immediate. I like to design a little more carefully like the collagraph above. The permanent plate is on the Right - made from cheese cloth, fibers and paper glued down to a piece of mat board and sealed with mat medium. When you are ready to print, you apply ink onto the plate, rub off a lot of the ink so only the edges are revealed, and then print it on paper on an etching press. I still have the plate and can print it over and over again - each time changing the color of the inks, but using the same plate/design.
By the way - the reversed teardrop rectangle is a piece of paper glued down during the process - and that is called chin colle.