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Friday, April 18, 2008

Monoprinting




Well, no, I didn't mean to, not today. I meant to paint. In fact, I did paint, but that's another story for another day. When I'd finished painting, though, I had some paint on the palette. I don't know about you, but I hate wasting materials, so I added some white acrylic to the acrylic mix already there, and began monoprinting.

What's a monoprint? It's a way of producing a one-off print in a very painterly style; it is explained beautifully here (I wonder what we did without Wikipaedia...). So these pieces are abstract monoprints; if I'm honest, I'd say I made them for the joy of working with the paint, and for no other reason...though they are in the form of greetings cards, and doubtless will end up in the shop at some point. I'm really pleased with them, see what you think!

10 comments:

Sixsisters said...

These are wonderful Marion. I always want to do some printing but I am not set up for the mess.

Kim Bagwill said...

What a great idea and beautiful cards.

AlwaysAmy said...

Cute blog! If you wanna do a link swap, let me know!

www.always-amy.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I love the third one!!!

joonbeam said...

Marino...just got back in and catching up on the thread. I love mono printing and I LOVE these. Gorgeous. They should do very well in your shop. How I wish we lived closer. I just know we would have such fun together.

AltheaP said...

Can you monoprint without a press? Maybe I'd better go to the Wiki link . . .

Jean Levert Hood said...

How creative, Marion!! I love the middle one.

Distressing Delilah said...

Love them! Cool idea for extra paint.

Sue B said...

Marion these are fabulous!

Chauncey said...

Marion, they are lovely. As always, a beautiful combination of colors.