Project Description: Monoprints are one-of-a-kind designs created by transferring paint or ink from one surface to another. There are many different ways of creating a monoprint.
Designed by: Maureen Wilson
- Grafix Monoprint Plates
- Grafix Inking Palette
- Print off a clip art image
- Thick paper, such as watercolor paper or card stock
- Block printing ink, made by Speedball. But you can also use acrylic paint, oil-based paint, or even tempera paint
- Spray bottle to experiment with dampening your paper with water
- A brayer
Steps to Make This:
Inking the Plate
- I’m going to start by creating a colored background. I really like to use these Grafix Impress Inking Palette sheets to load my brayer. They are secured to the pad with adhesive so it won’t shift when your roll on it. Add paint to the center, then roll the brayer until the roller is evenly covered.
- Then move to the plate and ink the plate. Try to keep the paint thin and smooth.
- Press the paper down on the plate. Smooth firmly with your hand or roll with a clean brayer.
- Carefully peel the paper from the plate. You’ll see that the ink has not transferred perfectly, that’s okay, monoprints look somewhat distressed a...