Woohoo! – finally got the music re-edited and here is the final part of the monoprinting series. As you may be able to tell, I am getting a little better at staying relaxed in front of the camera.
Here are the instructions if you want to follow along with this.
Speedball water soluble ink
Cheap smooth paper
A brayer (roller)
A sketch you want to reproduce
A pencil or other pointy thing
Plexiglass, or other smooth (non-ruinable) surface
1. Roll out a smooth slab of ink as in the first video in this series.
2. Mark out a square of ink with the masking tape.
3. Take the image you want to reproduce and scan it and reverse the image in a graphics program – I use Photoshop.
4. Take your the copy and a fresh sheet of paper and sandwich the plain sheet between the ink slab and your image.
5. Trace over the image with the pencil (You can make a hinge if you like as I showed you in the first video)
6. Peel away both sheets of paper carefully.
7. You may want to try getting the inverted image from the slab by placing a fresh sheet of paper on to it and rubbing or rolling the back with a brayer, or your hand even.
Here are the links to the other two videos in the series;
If you’ve got any questions, drop me a line. Please do send me any images you make using these methods. It would be great to show some on the site.