|Burgeoning Boy 8.25×6.75 Trace Monotype with watercolor washes|
on Thai Kozo paper – Available in my Etsy Shop
Yesterday, I printed an edition from a mat board collagraph with a taupe gray mixed from leftover akua inks used on previous projects. I had a dollop of ink left at the close of the day (see first photo below). This inspired a random decision (#distractedartist) to make a trace monotype. My work table is covered with a sheet of plexiglass, so I rolled the leftover ink out with a brayer. The process shots below (hopefully) explain the sequence for this type of print. You’re welcome to peruse a playlist of video tutorials on trace monotypes here.
|Small amount of ink left after printing an edition|
|Rolling the ink out on plexiglass covering my table|
|Scrap paper from tearing printmaking sheets to size|
|Covering edges of the ink for a cleaner frame|
|Taping the “frame” of scrap paper to the desk|
|laying a thin sheet of thai kozo paper on the wet ink|
|drawing a figure|
|pressing the background with a spoon for solid coverage & texture|
|pulling the monotype from the wet ink|
|trace monotype made from leftover ink = new art & less ink to clean up. 🙂|
In the art of literature there are two contending parties. Those who aim to tell stories that are more or less well thought out, and those who aim at beautiful language, beauty of form. This contest may last a very long time; each side has a fifty-fifty chance. Only the poet can rightfully demand that verse be beautiful and nothing but.
Paul Gauguin 1848-1903