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Impressions of Nature  -  Monoprinting Nature Journal Project

Step by Step Books, Online Tutorial and Materials list

Here are the step by step downloads, online Tutorial and list of materials below, with product links on Amazon. I hope you find them useful as a starting point, but please dont hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or queries.
 

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Materials for Monoprinting

 

Here is a list of Materials with links to products on Amazon as starting point.

 

Inks – I am using Cranfield – Caligo Safe wash ink (either etching or relief ink I use both)

Black https://amzn.to/45YWET7 

White  https://amzn.to/408IAVC

Yellow Ochre https://amzn.to/45DFUAw

Process Red Magenta https://amzn.to/3N6Fa0n

Process Yellow https://amzn.to/3R2vvJn

Process Blue Cyan https://amzn.to/3Rql1F0

Burnt Sienna https://amzn.to/495QYt2

Essdee metallic inks https://amzn.to/4843V5v

 

you can also use Akua https://amzn.to/3s44UDf

Set of inks https://amzn.to/3Fsy8ij

Or Speedball https://amzn.to/470aoO1

or Scola ink https://amzn.to/4741eQC

You can use traditional oil based inks or oil paints and acrylics at a push if its all you have but you don’t get the detail and if you are working with children poster paints do work.

For Fabric Printing Speedball Fabric printing ink Black https://amzn.to/408pAqa , White https://amzn.to/3MeS24d  or a set of 6 https://amzn.to/3FtNqmN

Surface A smooth non-porous – I am using a sheet of glass but it can be a piece of Perspex or a laminated sheet. Or these monoprinting sheets https://amzn.to/3FqBEd3

Roller/Brayer   I like the black Essdee roller https://amzn.to/3FO8zbL  

Or this one https://amzn.to/45Llm9l

And for a soft fabric roller I use this one https://amzn.to/3Q7xonB but you can use other types of printmaking rollers or a household sponge roller if that’s all you have (or with children) but there will be a reduction in detail.

Paper  I am using cartridge paper 220 gsm white this one is similar https://amzn.to/46yZr6p or Black https://amzn.to/3tQdFRI  

but you can use any smooth textured paper which is not too thick (220 gsm or less) printer paper is fine to start with.

 

Cloth or wet wipes – to keep clean

 

Something to print with, leaves flowers etc.

Decorations wooden disks https://amzn.to/49YB8Ru

Das Air Dry clay - https://amzn.to/3tkMbnE

Sculpey also recomended  https://amzn.to/3tbhz88

You can buy the inks from Jacksons Here and and the Roller are HERE  you will receive a 10% discount if you are a new customer 

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