Monotype

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A monotype is a one off print. It’s a simple process that allows for a lot of variation and experimentation.¬†Explore the different monotype techniques that you can use to facilitate printmaking in the classroom below.

Dark-field monotype

Dark-field monotype consists of inking a printing plate and rubbing the ink away in in places to create lighter areas. This monotype method is a great way to explore mark making. Find out more here…

Dark-field Monotype: Masking

This video shows you another way that you can create light and dark areas in a dark-field monotype by masking areas. Find out more here…

Trace Monotype

Graduate from carbon copy monotype with this resource. Trace monotype is a process in which a pencil/pen picks up the ink from an inked plate. Explore line and mark making materials in this activity. Find out more here…

Light-Field Monotype

Light-field monotype consists of painting directly onto a printing plate with water based inked. This process provides opportunities to explore painting skills. Find out more here…

Light-field monotype with acrylic paint

Try light-field monotypes using acrylic paint. Give children the opportunity to compare the qualities of the acrylic paint against the water based ink and see which they prefer. Find out more here…
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