Monoprint

Monoprints are created by covering a sheet of paper with paint, then pressing another sheet on top and drawing or scratching it. Like when using carbon paper, the drawing is then transferred onto the back. I made this just because I had some spare paint, but it reminded me that actually it can be a really interesting technique. I used to do this at school quite a lot, I found it quite magical how a drawing is transformed into a print. It allows little room for error, as every mark shows – but on the plus side this results in a very spontaneous image. I think I might experiment more deliberately with monoprints.

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