The Monotype Process

Before the ink dries, the image is transferred on to a sheet of paper. Transferring the image often causes unexpected effects. . .and artists can be surprised by the printed image.

"Oh the hand print came out . . . . look at down here: that's where we spilled some of the solvent in the beginning. And the longer the wash sits on the plate, it becomes its own mark. And the less you manipulate it, sometimes wonderful thing happen. Here is where I wiped away with the tarlatan, which is a starched cheese cloth, and it gave the effect of a dryer mark, more of a brush mark. And here is the matte board card that was moved across the field of ink."

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