Two Composed Monotypes
January 26, 2023
I've really been enjoying using a larger gelatin plate lately. My 12x14 plate seems to be in constant use around here. Perhaps because I use a lot of 12x12 stencils, I really like the bigger size. This past week I made two new layered monotypes -- unique composed prints -- during a 30-minute printing session. Here they are:
And if you wish to watch the process, here's a video:
- Monthly Members have access to the real-time version of this video in the Balzer Designs Online Classroom.
- I designed and cut some new stencils for these pieces, out of my favorite stencil plastic. I wanted to use plastic instead of paper so that there would be plentiful ghost prints underneath the plastic stencils.
- I like to work on at least two monotypes at a time so that I can make use of the ghost prints. I had a third monotype for a while, but I didn't like the direction it took.
- I cut the stencils using my ScanNCut. I do have an online class all about how to design and cut amazing stencils using a ScanNCut, if you're interested in the how to.
- You can learn how to master gelatin printing in my online class "A Year of Gelatin Printing."
- And if you don't already have it, this is the 12x14 plate I'm using in the video.
- I am also using a larger brayer with the larger plate.
Thanks for stopping by!