Lift Printing Supplies
These are some useful videos that Ms. McRae uses often in her classes. Watching them again might help you remember the steps to take when you make your own monoprints!
Monoprinting with cut paper
This you-tube video has very clear instructions on how to use paper stencils for your monoprint.
Chris Gollon: Monotypes
This video is a little harder to understand because the speaker has an English accent that isn't and they are not giving instructions but the images might give you some ideas on how to make a monotype.
Mono Printing Demo (Lift Printing)
This video has no speaking at all, though there are instructions written at the bottom of the screen. It shows exactly how to do the monoprint and has some nice music too.
Tom Hammick Makes a Monoprint at Thumbprint Studio
In this video, the speaker also has an English accent but you can see a very large print being made. He uses the words transparent and opaque to discuss how to blend colours. You can also see very clearly how the artist uses paper to prevent the colour from getting onto parts of the print he does not want it.
Transparent - You can see through a transparent object. Glass is often transparent, like in windows.
Opaque - Opaque means you cannot see through it. A wall is opaque. Many papers are opaque.
Reduction printing is a way to make many copies of the same image, but you have to plan your work. You are almost working "backwards" where the details are actually what you START printing (because one the colour is applied, they remain white). Matching your edges is very important and using different colours can have interesting effects.
Mariann Johansen-Ellis Linocut Printmaking
In the video on the right, you will see how the artist starts from what will be the lightest colour and the smallest area and gradually adds the bigger parts of the image a step at a time. It is really important to line up your paper correctly because otherwise your print will be messy and not look right. You see the artist rip up a print that did not work the way she wanted because the edges of the print did not line up each time a colour was added.
Here is a picture of some of the equipment you use when making prints.