This week I tried mono printing. I’ve found several different methods of mono printing but I found this technique in an old issue of Making magazine.
You need: glass (or acetate), a roller, ink, paper (plus scrap paper), fabric (optional) and some pretty foliage from the garden.
1) Mix a light colour and thinly cover your glass with it. On a scrap piece of paper lay down some of your leaves. Cover the leaves with a layer of ink.
2) Place the leaves ink side down on your paper. Use your roller to cover all the paper with ink. Peel off the leaves and leave to dry. Repeat with your paper, and fabric if you like (I used some linen).
3) Clean up your roller and glass.
4) Once your first prints are dry, flip them over and draw a simple line drawing on the back.
5) Roll out the darker ink on your glass. And then blot the ink with some more scrap paper.
So, have you done any printing this week or over the last month? I’ll be sharing everyone’s projects and posts here later this week so don’t forget to comment here, on Twitter (using the hashtag #52crafts52weeks), on Facebook or Flickr.
Flashback: week 4 in year 1 was all about papercutting