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Topic: Cats and Dogs monoprint  (Read 1477 times)
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« on: October 29, 2009 01:02:12 PM »

I made this as part of a monoprint assignment for a print class I'm taking. It has at least 6 runs and a stencil. We used plexiglass plates as a support matrix for our prints.

Most of the runs were done for the background. I used mineral spirits to wear away at an ink film and drew more drippy bits with some very loose ink. I did a few runs like this, and I didn't clean the plate between them. Then I drew the stencil and cut it from printer paper with an exacto knife and stippled the ink on with a stiff brush. The last step was cat!monster and dog!monster, who were drawn onto my plate with a stiff, ink-encrusted brush and some qtips. I used a lot of tint base in the black in hopes that it would be less opaque, but I'm not too sure it worked. I used some mineral spirits here, too, to get the black drips. I laid the ink on a little too heavy on several parts of my painting, and some of it is actually still tacky (over a week later!).

« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009 01:41:13 PM »

Print making class was tough. That ink gets everywhere, I still have a sweater stained with it (bummer).
This is amazing though, I love it! I really like the intensity of the top of the page versus the bottom.
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2009 03:46:12 PM »

I think it's really incredible... any errors that you see are lost on the rest of us. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009 07:44:41 AM »

thank you both! HappyToaster, they provide aprons, which helps, and it's been warm enough that I haven't had to wear long sleeves yet. I have managed to get it up by my elbows, though, so it's probably just a matter of time!
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