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July 18, 2010

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Last Saturday I attended a Monoprint wordshop at University Art taught by Tesia Blackburn and it rawked!

According to Wikipedia:

Monoprints are known as the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques, a monoprint is often regarded as a non-editionable kind of print and is essentially a printed painting. The characteristic of this method is that no two prints are alike. The beauty of this medium is also in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing media.

Sweet. I absolutely loved the technique! I’ve always been a fan of wordcuts, and have made several linocuts over the years, but this is so versatile and easy to do. A couple pieces of plexiglass, printmaking paper, and Golden Open Acylics and behold~

Tesia Blackburn demonstrating monoprint process.

More of the printingmaking techniques

Working on my second print.

And here are the prints I made:

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And right now there is a sheet of 2mil plastic covering my dining room table so that I can make more!

Top 3 photos taken by fellow classmate Patti Wallace.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Tesia Blackburn July 24, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Hey Dawn!
So glad you liked the workshop. It was a blast having you all there! Great pix that Patti took, too. She even got my favorite purple watch in there.

Let’s do it again sometime!


Irish Gumbo July 29, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Gahhhh! Very cool, but now you’ve given me one more thing to want to do, and thereby be distracted from all the other things! Still, prettyyyyy…


Dawn Blanchfield July 31, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Kevin – they are so fun and easy to make! Do it!!


Bonnie Montgomery July 31, 2010 at 11:28 am

Hi Dawn,
I just found the business card with the web address on it! Slow, I know…but I got here eventually. I enjoyed the workshop, and I have continued to make monoprints…I’m loving it.
PS How did you access the photos by Patti?


Dawn Blanchfield July 31, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Hi Bonnie! I know, the workshop was great. I’ve been making monotypes too. Even my 13 yr old son is making them! And Patti email the pics to me. She also has them on Facebook. If you shoot me your email address I’ll forward to you.


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