21 February 2019

Monoprints of my sketches



I used an oil based water soluble ink to make these. 


The first one was the first print with way too much ink on the plate.


Followed by


They started to get a bit better


 I couldn't wait for them to dry so that I could go back into them with watercolor. I waited 4 days for the ink to dry then tried this


The ink was dry and took watercolor well


These were supposed to be birds on a power line. All they did was make voids on the plate on the next piece. I forgot to re-ink the plate


I watched a DMTV show where Linda showed how to save (possibly) failed pieces.


It worked






One of the two best monoprints








This was a really old print plate I made years ago and I was just fooling around.


This was a geometric image I sketched in my book while looking at a nightscape of Cleveland. It was a total mess so I went back into it with...



Collage, watercolors, colored fountain pen, pencil, graphite stick, chalk marker, white gell pen and a bullet nosed Sharpie. I think I saved it!


I just added a link on the top right to my Instagram page 



9 comments:

  1. I love the black and white prints

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    1. Thanks Joke. I really love monoprinting.

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  2. Looks like you're having fun too, Beth! Learning & experimenting are just 2 reasons I love creativity... you just never know what will come of your efforts, but it is so rewarding and exciting to try new things! Enjoy...

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  3. Love how these are coming out. To get from your original skectches to these--did you draw with the oil-based water soluble ink on a gel plate (or other print plate) and then lay the paper over to get the print? If not, I can't figure it out. I think I'd like to do this kind of thing with my bowl imagery. And I'm glad to know that if you leave the ink to dry a good length of time, it won't bleed into the watercolor. I would have thought that since it was water-based, it would. But it's still easy to clean up because water-based? That would be great.

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    1. Check out the free tutorial on https://www.designmatterstv.com/
      I used Canfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink

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  4. Yes, you certainly saved that last one. It's bright and funky. I *really* like it!

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    1. I love it too and after looking at the before even I was stunned. I was actually just doodling with color!!

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  5. Cata creativitate! E minunat sa improvizezi.

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    1. Thanks Carmina!! I used translate:

      How creative! It's great to improvise.

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