I make lots of monotype prints just to get warmed up and get into the flow of a printing session. Those practice prints are great papers for creating artists books.
I admire the coptic stitch binding, but I also struggle with getting the tension right. So I decided that practice, practice, practice would be the way to get better at the coptic stitch binding.
Everyday, I made a little book with the coptic stitch for last 2 weeks. I am getting more skilled and happier with my sewn binding.
Do you give yourself the gift of practicing a skill to get better?
If you would like to practice making monotypes this fall, consider joining this session of the online printmaking course, Make Monotypes.