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Monoprinting With Nature
Monoprinting With Nature



MONOPRINTING WITH NATURE

Lockdown has been very challenging for everyone and motivation can get quite low at times, so I wondered if you might a tutorial on monoprinting i've put together, especially if you are looking for some inspiration.

This is my very first attempt at doing a speak over video so bear with me!

These stunning papers are the result of experimenting with leaves and flowers from my garden, which I hope to incorporate into my tea bag art and handmade books.


What is Monoprinting:
It is a form of printmaking that has lines or images that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, which allows for multiple originals.

This has been a wonderful experience and hopefully you will enjoy the videos, be inspired and have a go yourself. Start from the top to bottom.

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These tutorials are for June.
Next months will be available sometime in July and again will be monoprinting but using a gelli plate and oil sticks.

Thank you for popping by.


Monoprinting After They Have Been Boiled In Cider Vinegar
Monoprinting After They Have Been Boiled In Cider Vinegar
MONOPRINTING WITH NATURE
These three videos show the use of leaves and flowers from my garden.

What I learnt that I could do better next time:
1) Secure the leaves & flowers in some folded A4 pages as well as singles. Oh and make sure you size your papers and wire to the pan, otherwise they maybe too big to go in.
2) Chicken wire was good but also two wood blocks works well as long as the papers are secured tightly with string or rubber bands around the blocks
3) Distilled white vinegar is recommended but I also experimented using Apple Cider Vinegar, red & white wine vinegar. My best results were with just the Red Wine Vinegar
4) Make sure you put a stone at the bottom of your pan, the papers then another stone, also add anything rusty, like garden tools, chain etc.
5) You don't have to do the full hour & half, even 45 minutes will give results and pop the papers into the pan when water is boiling not in cold water.

I hope you will be inspired and have a go. Any questions feel free to get in touch. I hope you love your results as much as I did.