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Old 09-22-2010, 04:14 PM
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monotype in acrylic

the following landscape was created by painting each colour on to a sheet of Grafix dura-lar wet media film overlaid on top of a sketch
Using a piece of masking tape I hinged a piece of Yupo paper to the dura-lar
after each application of paint I flipped the paper over on top and burnished with back of a tablespoon. I could then wipe off the excess paint of the wet media film with a damp sponge cloth and apply the next layer of colour. I worked from lightest color to darkest and had to apply the paint quickly at first but then added some acrylic retarder which bought me a bit more time.
I am pleased with the loose impressionist feeling that it conveys
might add just a slight bit more definition in the foreground foliage
image size roughly 6 x 8 inches

The Yupo synthetic paper is different. It accepts acrylic nicely. I kind of wonder though what kind of effect another type of paper such as a heavier rag might have produced. May try another (not necessarily the same composition)

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Re: monotype in acrylic

Beautiful, refreshing and delicate.....good one Brian
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Re: monotype in acrylic

Try the same thing with Golden Open Acrylics, works like a charm.
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:29 AM
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Re: monotype in acrylic

thank for the tip re: Golden Open Acrylics
Golden have a couple of good short instructional videos for monotypes in their website:
http://www.goldenpaints.com/VIDEO/library.php

I also discovered this site that has a wealth of info. about monotype and also some links to video tutorials
http://www.squidoo.com/editionH
Martin has contributed to the printmaking forum but have not seen anything in the threads from him in quite a while. I and a few other memebers were very fortunate to get one of his monotypes in a print exchange. Really admire the work he produces and his dedication to the medium.

Also in another site had read that Speedball block printing ink (water base) could also be used as a monotype medium painted onto acrylic plate.
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Re: monotype in acrylic

Truly inspiring! I think this has a delicate beauty
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Re: monotype in acrylic

That is gorgeous!!

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Re: monotype in acrylic

Beautiful, Brian! That really is effective. I shall have to try some Yupo, I love the transfer patterns in the acrylic that you achieved (made by the breaking of the surface tension as you pull back during the transfer). That's my favourite aspect of monotypes done this way. Glad to see your experimentation was so successful so far! Looking forward to seeing more (whenever I manage to pop onto WC, which lately is rare!!!)
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