monoprint session!

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.

studio set up fo rmonotypes

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:

Sun, Grass and Water

Sun, Grass and Water

Sea Oats

Sea Oats

rabbit monotype--white

Pale Rabbit

Pale Rabbit

Rabbit square printed over previous monoprint over a watercolor "start."

Rabbit square printed over previous monoprint over a watercolor “start.”

Ghost Rabbit--double printed over another print

Ghost Rabbit–double printed over another print

Rabbit square over watercolor painting "start." This one I'll probably work on some more. I see more rabbits in it.

Rabbit square over watercolor painting “start.” This one I’ll probably work on some more. I see more rabbits in it.

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2 Responses to monoprint session!

  1. Great blog! Sounds like something I would like to try.

    • notnow says:

      hey Sarah! thanks for checking in. Yes, very do-able way to print. Hmmmmm, I wonder about doing this with the gals. Could get pretty messy….

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