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Re: Monotype



The great thing about monotypes is the many approaches one can take, and the
variety of the results. The way I work is with two handed roller, and heavy
litho inks, and scores of colors... essentially, I pretend I'm making a
lithograph, but with a "magic" sotne... Not everyone works that way. One of
the most expressive monotype artists I know works with etching inks that are
painted on to a sheet of smooth faced masonite, and runs them through her
medium sized etching press, or prints the large ones by hand. If you saw her
work you would change your mind about etching inks and hand printing...

-----Original Message-----
From: ArtSurvive <ArtSurvive@AOL.COM>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Date: Saturday, April 04, 1998 3:30 AM
Subject: Re: Monotype Press


>In a message dated 4/4/98 12:13:59 AM, EM wrote:
>
><<From plexiglass plates, with etching inks, you don't need a press...
elbow
>grease.>>
>
>I use flexible mylar sheets (.007ml), cut any size and shape I want, and
litho
>inks for their greater color saturation. And I use my Dickerson with the
>roller housing in place. Makes great prints! I have never cared for the
>results I get with hand printed monotypes or with etching inks, which are
much
>greasier than litho inks. Barbara H.


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