This the second monoprinting tutorial video.
1. Masking tape.
2. Acrylic paint.
3. Acrylic silkscreen printing medium.
5. Brayer (roller).
6. Tissue or cloth to wipe out areas of the paint.
7. Standard copy paper or any paper with a smooth finish.
8. Sheet of plexiglass.
9. Nitrile gloves (or latex if you prefer).
10. Pencil and paper.
1. Sketch out your design ideas – it’ can be good to have some sort of direction before you start printing.
2. Mark out an area on the plexiglass sheet with the masking tape.
3. On a separate area of the plexiglass squirt out a little of each colour of paint you wish to use together with a little of the acrylic printing medium.
4. Paint your design onto the plexiglass within the borders of the masking tape.
5. Take a sheet of paper and place it on top of your painted area, taking care to line it up by eye.
6. Rub the back of the paper either with the heel of your hand or a brayer.
7. Carefully peel the paper from the plexiglass.
Acrylic paint together with the printing medium are great for experimenting, so have fun. You could mix up the techniques described here with those from the first video by making a paper hinge with masking tape and adding paint and peeping, adding a little more. It is a very free form of printmaking.
Here are the links to the other two videos in the series;
If you have any questions, do drop me a line. Let me know how you got on. Send images too.
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