I picked up a package of magnetic sheets from my local office supply store. I slipped one under a page of an old phone book and the tiny Solarplates stayed put (pretty much), as I applied the ink and wiped the plate. To keep things neat, I just flipped to a clean page each time I re-inked and wiped.
Registration guides for the different sized plates I made were laid out on a sheet of newsprint sized to match the printing paper. I slipped this under the Lexan sheet that I have on the bed of my press.
Once the plates were inked and wiped, they were lifted into place using an angled palette knife and I carefully "scooched" the plates into position.
For some reason, I thought it would be interesting to create a tiny diptych. One plate measures 1.5" x 1 3/16", its mate 1.5" x 1.5". To add to the challenge, I decided to do chine colle' on one plate; talk about crazy! Anyway, this is what I ended up with and I like the effect.
However, after my initial try, I'm not happy with the hand stitching so tomorrow I'll try some machine stitching instead.
Lots to consider before I call this one finished.