Trace Monotype Printmaking
This post shows a sample of trace monotype printmaking – also known as drawing transfer monotype printing.
I’ve been writing about and filming monotype printmaking tutorials, so if you’re interested in the process, you might check this video playlist of tutorials. Click here to see them. The process is simple and the mark-making is lovely.
Trace Monotype Resources
- Take a look at this nice, clear step by step introduction to the trace monotype printmaking process by School of Yule.
- And this one, by a channel called Crafty Birdie is simple, and the trace monotype at the end is adorable.
- Here’s a trace monotype drawing of a hamster, done loose and sketchy. (Don’t you need to make a portrait of your pet?)
- Not monotype, but here’s a bonus: Bridget Farmer does beautiful linocuts of birds as stand-alone prints and as hand-printed bamboo wood mobiles. You can watch examples on her channel, and see one of the most recent magpie project videos at the bottom of this post.
Why Write an Art Blog?
An artist asked me recently why I bother to write an art blog. Beyond the blogging community with other artists, the practice of writing that I’ve come to love, and the act of nudging my fellow artists into making things more often, there are a ton of business-oriented reasons.
I found this article by Hubspot that might be useful for anyone contemplating the same notion. As an artisan, do you blog? Do you find it beneficial to your business, or your practice as a maker in your studio? What about socially? Or as an exercise in expressing yourself?
Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you in the next post!
P.S. Leave us a link to your trace monotypes in the comments so we can come visit and see your work.
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In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.Rollo May