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Old 07-09-2017, 04:07 PM
theanimallover theanimallover is offline
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Trace Monoprinting

I've been enjoying doing some new trace monoprinting, can anyone give advice on leaving as little ink as possible on the paper apart from the lines that are drawn?

Perhaps I'm just heavy handed, I don't want so much of the ink on the areas that are not traced.

I'm using very smooth paper (various) with caligo safewash ink.

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Old 07-16-2017, 07:31 PM
zippie zippie is offline
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Re: Trace Monoprinting

I would also be interested in this as I am just beginning a project!
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:30 PM
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Re: Trace Monoprinting

Some people use a bridge tool of some kind to support their arm and hand. See this YouTube video https://youtu.be/8OzzLeErTA8. Have fun .
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:13 PM
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Re: Trace Monoprinting

I found the ink is important - it need to be on the dry side. Also, using "freezer paper" for the ink works better than wax paper as it's less likely to stick. (I roll the ink onto the freezer paper, turn it ink down, and write on the back of it onto the print - that way the writing is right-reading.)
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Old 08-26-2018, 10:14 AM
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Re: Trace Monoprinting

on a recent course we rolled relief ink, dryish i spose, onto newsprint, and dusted it with talc. worked a treat.
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