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Make a Monoprint Using Acetate, Pen, and Ink

Lisa Ormiston, Artist, Bibliophile

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8 Videos (21m)
    • Intro

      1:37
    • Tools and Materials

      1:07
    • Picking a Source Image

      2:01
    • Preparing to Print

      1:20
    • Inking and Printing

      4:44
    • Adding Color

      5:53
    • Alternate Coloring Style

      3:24
    • Conclusion

      0:35
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About This Class

Make a Monoprint Using Acetate, Pen, and Ink is a class for anyone (beginner or not) who wishes to learn a fun and easy technique that embraces the unpredictable and celebrates the perfectly imperfect.

In this 20-minute class, you will learn the step-by-step process of creating a one-of-a-kind image via monoprinting on acetate. I will then demonstrate how to add color to your print using watercolors.

This simple process is a hybrid of drawing and printing that produces images chock-full of expressive inky goodness. By the end of this class, you will have all you need to produce your own unique image, as well as a new technique to add to your creative toolbox.

9 of 9 students recommendSee All

This is going to be fun! I’ve done a lot of printmaking over the years, but never with these materials. I love the loose, free style and can’t wait to get some acrylic ink and try it out!
Charmaine Boggs

artist, educator, creativity crusader

Really nice : )
Great class, looking forward to trying this

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Lisa Ormiston

Artist, Bibliophile

Hello, I'm Lisa.

I have worked as a commercial artist for roughly the past two decades - mostly as an exhibit fabricator for natural history museums.

I really, really like learning and tend to collect skills like some people collect Pez dispensers or Precious Moments figurines. Making shoes and millinery flowers are amongst my favorite hobbies, although lately I have been concentrating on 2-D art and have become obsessed with pattern design. 

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