The Monotype Process

The surface from which an artist prints does not have to be rigid, and monotypes have been printed from such varied surfaces as textiles, canvas, and mylar.

Some artists have explored the possibilities of making monotypes with watercolors, including water color pigments and water soluble crayon. Monotypes have traditionally been made with oil-based inks or paints because they dry slowly. Since watercolors dry quickly on the plate, it is essential to print them on damp paper . . .

"Here we go."

. . . in order to transfer the image from the plate to the paper.

"This is the crayon, the water soluble crayon. I think there are some real nice effects."

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