Monotype Experiments

I had a delightful evening at Katie Gilmartin’s Mesmerizing Monotypes class at Chrysalis Studio at SOMArts.  Earlier this year I took her linocut classes, and had such a blast, I thought I’d give monotype a try.  The other students in the class were experienced with the techniques, so everyone just dove right in.  Katie gave a demo on some basic techniques and got me going.  As a fiber artist, I naturally gravitated to playing with scraps of lace, burlap, and other fibers to create texture and images in printmaking.  Here are some of my favorite experiments from the evening.

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I couldn’t resist playing with numbers and letters – rearranging the letters of my last name – used the brayer to “paint” in areas of color and a piece of wadded avocado netting to create swirls.

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