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Reflection on Assignment Four

MMT Assignment 4 - Monoprinting - Exercise Four - Working with stencils

I found this assignment both enjoyable and frustrating! Back-drawing and working with stencils were the exercises that I felt produced the most pleasing outcomes. The early collatypes were not particularly successful and drawing on the plate produced very mixed results. What was satisfying about this assignment, specifically with regard to the less successful samples, was […]

Assignment Four Artists- The Veteran Pri...

MMT Assignment 4 - Research - Artists - Veterans project

Whilst researching print artists I came upon the Veteran Print Project. Established by Yvette M Pino in 2013, the project records the experiences of veterans, expressed in print. A number of artists have worked on the project since its inception and each print is the artist’s response to dialogue with an invidual veteran. Each image […]

Assignment Four Artists – Giovanni Bened

MMT Assignment 4 - Monoprinting - Exercise Four - Working with stencils

No printmaking research would be complete without reference to Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. Credited with being the inventor of the monotype, using the reductive technique whereby the plate is inked and rags, brushes, fingers or other implements are used to remove the ink and create the image. Unlike the other printers from whom I have drawn […]

Project 1: Exercise 4 – Monoprinting – W

MMT Assignment 4 - Monoprinting - Exercise Four - Working with stencils

For this exercise I chose two images from my sketchbook and earlier work, the spiral and the woven square; Spirals Acetate stencils I cut stencils from acetate sheet and plasticized paper, retaining both the positive and negative stencil pieces. I used acrylic paint, rolling onto a piece of glass with a brayer. The printing was […]

Project 1: Monoprinting – Exercise 1- Ma

Project 1: Monoprinting – Exercise 1- Mark-making

For this exercise I chose acrylic paints and used and the glass from and old picture frame as the plate. I printed onto: Printer paper Previously printed printer paper (waste paper from failed/duplicate printing) Tumble dryer sheets Wet wipes Cartridge sketchbook paper Coloured scrapbook paper Undyed calico fabric Brown wrapping paper Aluminium foil For the […]

Project 1: Monoprinting – Exercise 2 – D

MMT Assignment 4 - Monoprinting - Exercise Three - Drawing on the plate

For this exercise I selected a number of images from earlier exercises – the fungi and concertina-folded paper from folding and crumpling, the base of the vase from the casting and moulding project, woven sample from wrapping and two simple drawings from sketchbook work. Fungi I used a credit card to create the ridges of […]