Drawing Tips of The Day: >>Monotype Prints Jan. 2016

by Betty Goodwin
(Zulu Retreat RSA)

Monotype Print

Monotype Print

Drawing Tips of The Day:

I bet not many of you have tried this monotype printing where you can create some really exciting abstract paintings!

The basic technique is painting on a smooth sheet of glass and transferring the still wet painting to a sheet of paper or canvas. You rub the back of the paper with a smooth-ish piece of wood—or even your hand, to transfer the paint. You can also do your painting on a smooth polished metal plate—or even textured glass for stipple effects.

Use any type of paint that does not dry too quickly; I suggest acrylic with a retardant that slows things down a little. Some of the original paint remains after the transfer so different colors can be used—and no 2 prints will be the same so they are unique.

Once you start monotype printing, you will love it because the results can be outstanding.

Betty Goodwin
Monotype Printing Expert

PS: I will upload some of my prints here soon.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Drawing Pencil Sketches.

Copyright 2019 © All Rights Reserved


Pencil Sketches