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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Monoprinting with SAQA

One of the workshops I attended last Saturday at our SAQA was on monoprinting.  My goal was to play rather than to try and turn out a masterpiece.  The technique was one that I had not tried before.  The paint is spread on a piece of plastic sheeting, manipulated with various tools (e.g. combs, wire whisk, potatoe masher, hair picks), then the plastic is inverted over the material and rubbed to transfer the pattern onto the fabric.  You then clean the plastic and start over.  Here is one monoprint that I made using this technique.

The next pictures I am showing you are a slightly different technique.   I used a pear shape stamp to paint on, then scribbled the paint with a hair pick before printing it on the material.  Here are some of my monoprints on cotton and organza.

And here are my clean up rags. They are kinda nice too!

1 comment:

  1. I have to warn you that mono-printing is addictive ...but oh so much fun...I agree sometimes my clean up cloths are pretty fantastic. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


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