Making Monotypes. I think that monotypes are my favourite way of printing. Working on the flat bed of a lovely offset printer in the Plymouth University Print Room, where I am an Associate this year, I work with the three primary colours working from dark to light with additive and subtractive masks and textures I build my monotype image to be taken in one pass and transferred onto a Fabriano sheet. Usually I produce one large image, but may mask off the ink to produce two smaller prints (as below) I then place paper onto the inked plate a re roll the offset over to give me a double sided print which I use to make pocket books or for other projects like card cases or even envelopes.
I scan and use all parts of these prints as a bank to use digitally under my ink drawings for my illustration practice. I love these prints and am trying to come up with a way of reproducing this method at home to produce double sided prints.
It would be great to be able to give Drawing Together, my workshop company, the means to work with others to produce prints. I enjoy Making Monotypes so much that it would be good to share the process with others.