Last week my friend Martha came over to the Pod to see how I do monotyping with water-based media, plexiglass for a painting plate and using brayers instead of a press. She needed to get some monoprints done for a long-overdue project.
Remembering the monotype workshop I’d taken last fall at Supergraphic in Durham, I shifted the Pod around, brought in a couple tables and set up like the print studio in Durham. I had a tub to soak paper, a dry/blot station right next to it, and our separate work tables.
I learned this technique years ago from a workshop I took at Wake Forest University. Before that, I think I took a class in college. I painted watercolor onto the plexiglass, then pressed damp paper onto the plexi, then pressed either with my hand or a brayer. I got my best results using dry paper on the plate, though, since I tend to paint really wet and sloppy. Here’s the best ones from our session: