Monotype: Mediums and Methods for Painterly Printmaking

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Now in paperback! The art of monotype has experienced a surge of popularity in recent years, and artists working in other mediums will enjoy exploring the creative potential this process offers them. A brief history of monotype is followed by a comprehensive chapter on materials. The step-by-step instructions are accompanied by some of the finest examples of monotype being done today.
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Overview

Now in paperback! The art of monotype has experienced a surge of popularity in recent years, and artists working in other mediums will enjoy exploring the creative potential this process offers them. A brief history of monotype is followed by a comprehensive chapter on materials. The step-by-step instructions are accompanied by some of the finest examples of monotype being done today.
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Library Journal
The first printmakers were cave people who painted their hands and slapped them against cave walls. Today, printmakers like Ayres still use methods nearly as simple. Others, like printmaker and painter Welden, have created completely new processes, like his solarplate method. Monotypes, the subject of Ayres's book, are created by applying oil- or water-based paint to a flat plate. By pressing a dampened sheet of paper to the plate, a single print is made. The earliest such prints go back to Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, around 1640. Later, Degas and Gauguin experimented with the method. Today, there is a virtual explosion of new ways to create monotypes. Ayres explores the work of a variety of such artists, who demonstrate imaging techniques, masks, stencils, collage, and mixed-media prints. The results vary from traditional images to eccentric, colorful fantasies. In 1972, Welden discovered that polymer printers' plates could be used in printmaking by exposing them to the sun. Draw on a transparency, place it over the plate, expose it to the sun, and the plate is, in effect, etched for printing. The method is now widely used, and Welden and Muir have produced the first book on this extremely versatile art. Both books are highly recommended. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823031283
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 726,691
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Julia Ayres is an award-winning wildlife artist and frequent contributor to American Artist magazine. She and her husband David live in Chouteau, Oklahoma.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Chapter 1 Materials 13
Plates 14
Mediums 19
Solvents 24
Safety in the Studio 24
Painting Tools and Palettes 25
Paper 28
Hand-Transfer Tools 32
Equipment for Press Transfer 34
Printmaking Workshop Facilities 37
Chapter 2 Basic Imaging Techniques 39
Working into a Light Field 40
Working from a Dark Field 46
Additional Techniques 52
Chapter 3 Printing the Plate Work 55
Hand Transfers 56
Press Transfers 64
Other Types of Transfers 67
Chapter 4 Working in Specific Mediums 73
Watercolors 74
Other Water-Based Mediums 82
Oil Paints 90
Oil-Based Printing Inks 98
Chapter 5 Special Techniques 107
Masks and Stencils 108
Embossments 113
Collage 118
Chapter 6 Monoprints and Mixed-Media Monotypes 123
An Overview of Intaglio Techniques 124
An Overview of Other Techniques 130
Experimenting with Mixed Media 136
Biographical Notes 140
Mail-Order Supply Sources 142
Index 143
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