What artists use Monoprinting?

What artists use Monoprinting?

Artists that use monotype and monoprint techniques

  • Colbert Mashile.
  • Xgaoc’o X’are.
  • Jan Tcega.
  • Karin Daymond monotypes.

Who invented Monoprinting?

It is believed that the Flemish artist Antoon Sallaert created his first monotypes in the early 1640s and is therefore to be regarded as the inventor of this printing process. Both artists used the new technique in different ways.

What is monotype?

Monotype, in printmaking, a technique that generally yields only one good impression from each prepared plate. Monotypes are prized because of their unique textural qualities. They are made by drawing on glass or a plate of smooth metal or stone with a greasy substance such as printer’s ink or oil paint.

Can you monoprint with acrylic paint?

A ‘monoprint’ is a one-time image painted or rolled onto a surface and then transferred (printed) onto paper. And because it has an oily surface, it is possible to print using acrylic paints. They are rather pricey, but you can also make your own.

What is the best paper for Monoprinting?

Printers that create monotypes use different types of paper. Many use “Rice Paper.” Others use Rives BFK 220 and similar papers. You can spend up to $5 a sheet for some papers. A good paper is “Stonehenge” which comes in single sheets (24×30) or in pads that are 11×14 or 16×20.

How do you identify a monotype?

The image produced by a monotype is generally flat ie the ink and the paper are on the same level unless found objects have been applied. Monotypes are 1 of 1 and therefore the highest value prints available. Do you see any ‘ghosts’? Look for any blurriness in the image.

Are monoprints valuable?

As far as print run numbers are concerned, the rule is simple: the smaller the number the bigger the value. First impressions in the print run usually reach higher prices since they are considered to be the closest to the artist’s original idea.