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.
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)
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.
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.
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