Monoprinting on Fabric Course

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  • Online Monotype printmaking course starts - January 12, 2015
  • Make & modify the glycerin and gelatin plate
  • Make the most of your marks on fabric
  • Capture the details with mere hand pressure
  • Create one of a kind fabrics
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gelatin print of a woman with raised arms by linda germain

hands up

Do you love spontaneous printmaking?

Do you have a try it and see what happens attitude?

Then printing without a press is for you.

  • It can be as simple as a found relief stamp or as complicated as a multi colored screen print
  • Printing can open up the art making opportunities for nearly every artist.
  • You can take a drawing and transform it into a screen, a block or a stencil.
  • A photo can be the foundation of a repeatable pattern or image.

Why make prints without a press?  Most folks do not have access to a printing press.  Gel monotypes, thermofax screen prints, and relief block prints are all methods that are readily available to most people.

If you love to make marks, then you will love printmaking without a press.

FREE - Video Tutorial - How to Make the Glycerin and Gelatin Plate for Making Monotypes

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Preserving leaves with glycerin for monoprinting

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