Before I start my reduction print I need to already have a design in mind.
I chose to do a flower...the nice thing about choosing a flower is that its natural so there's nothing right or wrong about it. It'll still look nice even if I take a little creative freedom. At least that's my theory...
I'm going to print on black paper so I need to cut out everything that I want to remain black. Once I've done that I need to print my darkest color first (since I'm printing on black paper).
I've chosen to do these prints in three colors (red, orange and yellow). At this point I need to print my reds...here is an example of what that looks like.
Next, the final yellow layer, after cutting away the surface area that I wanted to remain orange.