Monoprinting: School Holidays are coming.
See how you MonoPrint with School Super Tempera Paint
This is quick, colourful and easy. It is block printing at its simplest form
using a Tempera Poster Paint with fingers and kids do love pushing paint around
with their fingers.
So simple yet so much colouful fun.
- : Sketch Paper
- : Tempera Paint in simple bold colours
- : Paint pots or dishes.
- : Printing plate: (old plastic placemat, styrofoam board, any flat non-porous surface). We used a small sheet of plexiglas. You can use a wipe-able bench top.
- : Roller or a wide paint brush.
- : Apron and a cover sheet, newspapers or paper towels.
Lets Get Started:
Spread Tempera Paint evenly over your printing plate with a wide brush or use a roller. Making sure that it is slightly smaller than your paper. It is not important to make it straight edged in fact it adds to the final effect.
Using fingers draw designs on the painted area. The more simple and basic picture the better. What you are trying to do is remove the paint with your finger. If you are not happy with the design you can re-roll the area and start again.
When you're happy with your design, lay the paper on top, making sure to cover the area with paint. Try not to press on the painted area too much and also try not to move the paper around as it will smudge your final design.
Carefully peel the paper from the printing plate to reveal the mono printed image.
The printing plate can be reworked to be used again and again for the whole class.
Allow to dry.