Back-drawing is where a design is impressed on the back of the paper, after it has been laid over an inked printing plate.
Here is a back-drawing of the washing line in my garden.
And here is the resulting monoprint. I quite like the technique but would need to practice more with different papers and ink as the drawing is quite time-consuming and disappointing if the resultant print doesn’t work as expected.
Here is another back-drawing of a couple of teapots on my window-sill:
I like the scratchy print that results and look forward to combining this technique with other techniques in the next section. I think it will work well to add textured backgrounds to masked mono prints.