One of the most fun and creative ways to personalize your art is with monoprinting and screen printing. With screen printing and monoprinting techniques, you can use your artwork as it is, or create cards, clothing, fiber art, and multi-layered mixed-media art.
In this new free eBook, Printmaking Techniques: 5 Free Articles Exploring How to Screen Print, Monoprint, and More, you'll find inspiration and tutorials for making your art your own.
One of the easiest ways to make a monoprint is via gelatin printing. In The Workshop: Making Gelatin Monoprints, Jenn Mason shows you everything from making a gelatin plate to gelatin printmaking itself. If you start with a reusable GelliArtsTM plate, it's even easier!
Collagraph, or "collograph," printing is another easy way to get started with monoprinting. Janet Lasher shows you how in her article The Spirit Shrine: Creating an image using a collograph plate.
Nature printing uses resources you probably have around the house: plants and paint or ink. Cathy Taylor offers tips and tricks for monoprinting techniques with flowers and leaves in The Nature of Art.
|'Subtle Domesticity' gelatin monoprint
by Jenn Mason.
Have you tried sun printing or cyanatopes? These techniques for making monoprints don't use a press or ink, but the chemical reaction caused by the sun. Linda Blinn and Jane LaFazio give you the inside scoop on how to sun print beautifully.
Finally, our editors take a look at screen printing from a less formal point of view. They show you quick and easy screen printing methods in A Look At . . . Rebel Screen Printing.
|Nature printing by Cathy Taylor.|
With Printmaking Techniques: 5 Free Articles Exploring How to Screen Print, Monoprint, and More plus paint, paper, and ink, you are ready to start printmaking. Fair warning: you might just have too much fun.
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