Monotyping is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. The surface, was historically a copper etching plate, but in contemporary work it can vary from zinc or glass to acrylic glass. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together. Monotypes can also be created by inking an entire surface and then removing ink to create a subtractive image, e.g. creating lights from a field of opaque colour.
Monotyping produces a unique print, or monotype; most of the ink is removed during the initial pressing. Although subsequent reprintings are sometimes possible and are called "ghost prints." Oil and acrylic paints can also be used in lieu of inks.
I absolutely love it! so, here's Day #3's favourite artwork....a monotype.
6" x 6"
This unframed monotype print is regular price $25....until January 6th, 2013, you can have it for only $20.
Remember there is only 1!!!! So don't delay.