Wednesday, August 8, 2012

MonoPrint Demo by Susan Egbert

 Hey Friends,  This is a rather long post, with a lot of photos.  I wanted to show a step by step demo of making a monotype/monoprint.?  Not sure which term is proper.  I will have to ask Susan Egbert.
Above Susan is just starting.  She uses brayers to mix water soluable oils on a piece of plexi-glass.
 Here she is rolling the oils onto another piece of plexiglass.  Of course the plexi is the size you want the finished image to be.
 Adding more colors, more layers.  This piece will be a bit abstract Sue thinks.
             It may look like a lot of time has elapsed but so far only about 10-15 minutes.

 Here Sue is adding some stripes and textures using the brayer instead of a brush.  Here she is using a nib to remove some paint.  Removing some paint to form a tree shape.
                                          Still removing paint, making shapes.
         Here she is Adding paint with a brush.  Kinda like negative and positive shapes.
                       Playing with the brayer again.  This has taken about 20 minutes.
                                               Above is the press.
        Putting the plexi with the paint on the press table and laying damp WC paper on top.
    And it is Aquarious WC paper.   Now Sue is cranking the plate & paper thru the press.
                                                                          TA-DAH !!
The final result !  The image is much bolder than I thought it would be.  It looks like a lot of fun and I can't wait to try it myself.  Sue and Petie Stringfellow share a studio on Campbell Ave. in DT Roanoke, Va. and they invited me to come back and give it a try.  Hoping I can do that soon.

If any one close to Roanoke would enjoy a short class/workshop in this process, the members at Gallery 108 are perusing holding such short workshops at the space available to them next door.
So leave comments with your email address if interested.

Happy Trails Travel Well

5 comments:

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Wow, so fun and the outcome is beautiful. I wonder how well it would turn out if one didn't have the press? Have fun making them, I love the whole mono print idea and have wanted to try something like this myself. I hope you get to go back. Thanks for sharing!

Gina Louthian-Stanley said...

It is a wonderful process! Sue does amazing monoprints! Jamie, you can do this without a press, but the way in which you'd work is a bit different! It can be done though.

Susan Egbert said...

Sue, This was alot of fun! Thanks for visiting the studio and we hope you'll be back soon to join us in creating more monotypes. Thanks, Sue Egbert

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