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Re: printing question

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MarkPeterson (MarkPeterson)
Wed, 11 Aug 99 13:10:51 PDT

The easiest way I have found to do monotypes (or monoprints) is to paint
with watercolors on acetate or mylar. If you use a little dish washing
soap in the water you paint with, the paint will not bead up. After the
paint has dried, which will take only minutes, lay it face up on the press
bed, lay your wet paper on top, a piece of news print to prevent bleeding
onto the felt, and then the felt. I have exellent results from 6 year olds
to college level printmakers. The nice thing about using mylar is that if
you use a matte surface verses a glossy surface, you can draw your image on
in pencil first and then print variations of the same image. Good luck!

> I have something like those plates-thicker than transparency masters but
> thinner than plexiglass. I was able to get some plexiglass scraps from a
> large hardware/building supply place. i then cut them down into manageable
> pieces.
> for awhile the owner was saving the scraps for me but I had some trouble
> stopping that often.
> I found some students did beautiful jobs with monoprinting but others had
> the most trouble with that method. FRan
> On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Teri S. Mason wrote:
> > I want to do some monoprinting with my kids this year. I've done it on
> > Plexiglas myself, but it's so expensive! Does anyone have experience
> > with something called "Plastic Drypoint plates?" They are with the
> > printing supplies in the Sax catalog, but I don't know what they are
> > like. Are they similar to Plexiglas or are they more like plastic
> > overhead transparency sheets (which I've used for monoprints, but was
> > not happy).
> >
> > Thanks for your expertise!
> >
> > teri
> >