Color Monotype Print without a Press
Making a color monotype print without a press is officially addictive. (You can see in the two previous posts here, and here that I’ve been on a sprint with these fun, painterly prints.)
There are monotype print sequence steps in several photos below. And can I please recommend you give this printmaking process a try?
In case you’re not a printmaker, and/or you’re sick of monotypes, I’ve added some fun non-printy links for you at the bottom of this post.
Links Worth Sharing
- Richeson International is hosting an online art competition for Still Life and Floral art with great prizes. If you’re interested in submitting your work, check out the show prospectus here.
- Winsor & Newton featured a watercolor artist named August Sandstrom in their newsletter this month. I hadn’t heard about him, but I like his work. In case he’s new to you too, you can read about his watercolors here.
- Author Steven Kotler explains how the psychology of Flow State can be nurtured and triggered for the best creativity performance in your life. Here is a 7 minute video about how flow state works.
Printing without a Press
If you are trying to make monotypes without a press, this method of successive layering of color works very well if you have smooth paper, a good baren, and nice ink.
Several of my friends have had good luck trying this process with stay-open (slow-drying) acrylic paint. Don’t be afraid to experiment. That is one of the baselines of printmaking. You just keep going.
I’ve got a few more color monotypes in the works, so stay tuned (you can subscribe to get these posts via email here).
I’ll see you in the next post!
P.S. Another non-printy thing: do you know about the visible mending movement and sashiko stitching? I’m new to everything stitchy, and I’m having a great time stitching and repairing my entire closet.
The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly — that is what each of us is here for.Oscar Wilde
2 thoughts on “Color Monotype Print without a Press”
Another helpful and fabulous one, Belinda! THANK YOU!
Hi Shell! Thanks for the feedback and encouragement. I’m boomeranging it all right back to you. Happy printing!