Thursday, January 26, 2012

Monoprint Technique

I thought I would show you briefly how monoprinting is done. Apologies- the photos are a bit rubbish, but I'm trying to fit a lot in today!

I spread a thin, even layer of acrylic paint onto a plastic sheet using a roller. It helps to add a bit of "slow-dry" gel to the acrylic paint so that it doesn't dry before you have taken your print.

I laid a piece of paper very gently onto the paint. Don't smopoth it down as it picks up the paint where it touches. I drew onto the paper- this will be the back of the finished print and the image will be reversed.

Gently peel away the paper- don't let it dry first or it will stick to the plastic sheet!!

The finished image.

Gve it a go- it is great fun :)

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