I am returning the monoprinting equipment to Diane at our life class tomorrow so I thought I'd grab another quick session today.
...And the token self portrait, of course!
In my last monoprinting post, a few of my regular, wonderful visitors: EJ, Serena and Robyn asked me to share a little more about the process I used.
So, here is the set up, complete with caffeine.
A piece of Plexiglas with black watercolour ink rolled onto it with a small ink roller.
I gently place the paper over the top of the inked surface (Newsprint or something thin will work best) and then draw on my image with a pencil, turning the pencil onto it's side for heavier lines. Try not to lean on the surface too much as the pressure will leave a print, I held my pencil at the top and worked very quickly.
I then peeled my paper off the surface and VOILA...a monoprint!
This process is very new to me too so I researched it a little and discovered there are other methods.
I really enjoyed making these, I found it very freeing and would definitely invest in a tube of ink and a roller myself...Another item for the Christmas list!