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Monoprinting As A Watercolor Technique

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Experiment with monoprinting watercolor prints by following Patty Brady’s tutorial. Monoprinting is a hand-printing technique that, unlike other methods of printing (e.g. screenprinting, linoprinting), can only produce one copy of an image. This helps make the result look printed, yet completely unique at the same time. Considering using monoprinting as a watercolor technique for producing one-of-a-kind watercolor prints.

Materials used:

  • Reference painting or photograph of the image you’d like to print (max. size 812 x 11″)
  • Grafix Impress: monoprint plate (size 9″ x 12″)
  • Masking tape (width 1″)
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints
  • QoR watercolor paints
  • Set of watercolor paintbrushes (various sizes)
  • Two cups of water
  • A towel or rag to dry off the brushes
  • Two sheets of Arches 88 printmaking paper (max. size 812 x 11″)
  • Blotting paper (size 9″ x 12″)
  • Water bath (at least 9″ x 12″)
  • Release paper, or a sheet of wax paper (at least 9″ x 12″)
  • Fineline Applicator: fine tip (optional)