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Re: [teacherartexchange] Monoprints


From: Brenda Robson (bruthrobson_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Oct 16 2005 - 17:10:48 PDT

Woody these are Incredible!

Sort of a different subject:
Has anyway seen the technique where you fold the paper
in half and paint one side with white tempera and the
other a colorful scene. Then you fold the scene down
and press to make a mirrorized image/reflection.
I could see this as a city scene on the water.

--- Woody Duncan <> wrote:

> I forgot to include links to Carla's work:
> The New Mexico Watercolor Society just had a week
> long
> workshop by Carla O'Connor. She did a monoprint demo
> at last weeks meeting. She used 140 lb hot press
> paper for her plate. A Smooth surface was very
> important. The plate had a coat of "Gold Gesso"
> (from Daniel Smith) on it. She painted her image
> on the dry gesso with various colors of Gouache.
> She dampened the paper she was transferring the
> image onto. She laid the damp paper over the plate
> and applied pressure with a brayer. The image lifted
> quite well. Then she used a damp brush to manipulate
> parts of the print. She called the final product an
> "Altered Monoprint". I hope I got the steps right.
> She said that the paper had to be have the correct
> amount of dampness. It's something you must play
> with till you get it correct.
> Woody
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