Saturday, February 20, 2010

Color Monotypes

This week in Monotype we had a chance to play around with color. I don't think I work very well in color, but I tried not to worry about it too much. Since using more colors would have involved more clean-up, I pretty much used the same ones throughout the class.

The white parts were just left blank on the plate. Ink applied with a paintbrush. The white flecks were created by flicking mineral spirits onto the plate with a brush.

Ghost of the previous print. I like how soft it is but I think I prefer the first one.

Using a roller to make a gradient effect; mineral spirits splashed on to create little bubble-things; paintbrush and q-tips to add and remove ink.

Next week we're learning how to make monotypes with stencils! Woo!


  1. i LOOOOVE the third one, so cool :O

  2. :C But these are beautiful. They have so much magic in the colors XD
    The color composition is really great!

  3. Thanks guys!
    I do like how the colors came out. The etching inks create really vibrant colors.