Watercolour Monotype Workshop at David Krut Workshop

“Monotyping is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. The surface, or matrix, was historically a copper etching plate, but in contemporary work it can vary from zinc or glass to acrylic glass. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together, usually using a printing-press.”




The venue is The Blue House in Parkwood, Johannesburg.

Today’s instructor is Kim-Lee Loggenberg, a printer at David Krut Workshop, who specialises in intaglio,etching and monotype.

First, clean an acrylic sheet with detergent and dry it.

Next, cover the acrylic glass lightly with gum arabic.

Then, paint on the acrylic with watercolour paints. Kim-Lee shows us how to print.

My turn. No idea how it will turn out when printed.

Prepare the printing-press. Wet the paper and remove excessive water.

Set the painting on the press.

Voila! … but it looks a bit too muddy…
できた! ・・・けど、なんだかくすんだ感じ。。。

Perhaps simple is the best! Let’s see how this one is printed.
シンプルなのが一番かも。これではどうかな? ドキドキ。。。

Mmmmm… the design may have been too simple. Also, I pulled the paper too fast. The paints didn’t get transferred to the paper properly.

Well, it was my first attempt at monotyping. I will play around more at home.

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