Starting the monotype process

10 May

A very clear explanation of the 3 colour monotype process and a lovely set of prints…….

Sticks, Stones, and Paper Stew Blog

Day 2 of the Wingtip Press Workshop:

After working for a full day on reductive drawings, we were ready to start the 3 color reduction monotype (also referred to as  “stacked monotypes”). Since I didn’t bring along specific images, I chose to work from the previous days pepper drawing.

I should also mention Rose learned from Vinita Voogd who pioneered this process. Vinita taught at Wingtip Press  last year.

Fearless leader Rose Davies lead us through the inking process. She combined 60% weight Graphic Chemical Litho Process Yellow to 40% plate oil. After mixing thoroughly, she used a soft brayer to apply a thin coat to the plate.

To check ink application, Rose held the plate up to a light. If splotchy, she could continue rolling the brayer over the plate to achieve an even coverage. Just keep your fingertips off the corners! This was the process used for…

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