Louise Worthy Artist

What is a Monoprint

A monoprint, as it's name implies is a one-off impression made by applying printing ink to a flat surface and transferring it to paper.

The above image 'Party on the Rock' was created by inking up a smooth acrylic plate then drawing into it with various items such as brushes & cotton buds and wiping with rags & sponges and transferring it to paper using a traditional etching press. There are several layers and colours involved in this particular print. This method is called a reduction monoprint.

Many effects can be achieved in monoprints that are not possible with any other technique.

Exploring Monoprint Workshop

Saturday 7th March 2015, 10am-4pm Dornoch Social Club, Dornoch

An exciting day of experimental monoprinting.

Explore mark making in monochrome and use found items and stencils to create wonderful layered prints with colour, pattern and texture using a traditional printing press.

Suitable for complete beginners and those with previous experience.

The first photo shows the inked up sheet of acetate which has been drawn into with cotton buds and brushes and wiped with rags. As it is on acetate it can go through the printing press and the additional pressure makes the colours stronger and textures more detailed.

The second photo is the finished monoprint.

During the workshop we will be creating lovely coloured layered monoprints using found items such as laces, feathers, textured papers and stencils. These can then be used to create lovely paper collages and beautiful handmade miniature boxes.