Monoprinting

1. The artist creates an image by directly painting with ink onto the surface of a plastic or metal plate.

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2. Water-based monoprints use water-soluble paints, markers or crayons, and are thinned with water to manipulate the image. Dampened paper releases< the pigment when printed.

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3. Oil-based monotypes are created by using standard oil-base printing inks or oil paints, and thinned with oils or solvents. Ink can be applied through
additive or reductive processes.

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4. Once the image is completed, the plate is placed onto the press bed. Dampended paper is positioned over the plate and the bed is run through the press.

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5. The print is peeled off the plate and dried.

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