Today’s watercolor experiment:
I printed a monoprint the other day for the first time (Watercolor Print). I really enjoyed the process. First, I painted on glass. I used some of the pigments straight from the tube, placing blue and yellow next to each other so they would mix when I squished it onto the paper.
Here is the glass I used after the first print:
The primary print was thick with paint and I took the opportunity to add to it during and after the drying process.
The glass still had a substantial amount of paint on it, so I printed a second time onto dry drawing paper.
What to do with the rest of the paint on the glass?
I hate wasting things. The thought of washing the excess paint from the glass really bothered me so I made another print. This time, I went to the sink with a piece of drawing paper and my glass. I soaked the paper and applied it directly to the painted surface of the glass plate. I used my hands to press the paper down. The paper was 9×12 and my plate was 6×8, so I was able to get the look of an etching, with the embossed edges around the plate.
Here is the final print from my painted glass:
I too am always trying to use of my extra paint. This looks great! (K)
ooh I love it when my brain makes an error; I read your title as ‘moonprint’ so was looking for the moon – found it in the brown disc 🙂
Hahaha. The brain is a wonderful thing, no? It organizes at will.
You are so inventive, great!
Thank you Deb. Very kind of you!