Thursday 26 January 2012

Monoprint Technique

I thought I would show you briefly how monoprinting is done. Apologies- the photos are a bit rubbish, but I'm trying to fit a lot in today!

I spread a thin, even layer of acrylic paint onto a plastic sheet using a roller. It helps to add a bit of "slow-dry" gel to the acrylic paint so that it doesn't dry before you have taken your print.

I laid a piece of paper very gently onto the paint. Don't smopoth it down as it picks up the paint where it touches. I drew onto the paper- this will be the back of the finished print and the image will be reversed.

Gently peel away the paper- don't let it dry first or it will stick to the plastic sheet!!

The finished image.

Gve it a go- it is great fun :)


  1. Thats kinda clever. Reminds me of those toys we used to have but I cant remember the name of.

  2. Hello there! Thanks for the recent comment regarding the lack of time I have! Ain't it great?

    Haven't seen you around for a week or two: hope you're in a similarly hectic position!