Printmaking Again: Monotype Prints

I´m currently doing a printmaking workshop in a papermaking museum. These are some monotype prints, done with oil-based inks and a printing press. Tomorrow we will do lithography which I haven´t done for ages. I´m really curious about the results…

Monotypes

There are several ways to create prints without a printing press and since I don’t have one at the moment I like to experiment with different printmaking techniques. Monotype prints are easy to make. I used sponge rubber as a printing plate on which I applied linocut colour because acrylic colour doesn’t really work for printing. Then I put a piece of handmade paper on the plate and drew on it with the back of a pencil. It did not always work but these pieces turned out quite nice.