In My Artist Studio
is a MONOPRINT?
A monoprint is a one-of-a-kind, unique work of art.
Using various wiping techniques, I remove most of the ink from the surface leaving the ink in the incised lines. At the same time, I can create textures and special effects with the ink remaining on the surface treating it almost like a finger painting.
carefully place damp, fibrous etching paper onto the inked surface of the
plate, making sure the plate is in the center of the paper. Using an etching
press, I am able to force the paper against the plate exerting extreme
pressure so the inked image transfers to the paper and presses into the
incised lines. The ink actually soaks into the fibers of the paper. I carefully
remove the paper from the plate. The result is a monoprint -- a single
impression from the image on the plate.