03 July 2009
How to Make a Monoprint in 3 Easy Steps . . .
Monoprint Demonstration, starring Ken Krafchek.
Need a fun art project to keep the kids occupied this summer? This is an easy project for kids and adults; and it helps to start a conversation about contemporary art process and practice. These monoprints are ready to frame and hang, once they are dry. Great idea for gifts!
tempered glass (at least as big as your paper)
one tube of oil paint
lots of paper
turpentine (for clean-up)
Step One: Roll out a square of ink in the center of the glass, using a quarter-sized dollop of paint and your brayer.
Step Two: Gently lay a piece of paper over the inked up square and tape it down to the glass, careful not to place any weight on the paper that is directly over the inked up square.
Step Three: Using a chopstick or the non-brush side of a paint brush, draw on top of the paper that is directly over the inked up square.