Viscosity Monotype Prints Process -
Process


To create an original monotype, Linda Whittemore first paints ink onto a zinc or plexiglass plate. Brushes and brayers are used to transfer layers of oil-based printmaking ink onto the plate surface. The plate is placed onto the bed of a hand-cranked printing press and a sheet of dampened paper is placed over the plate. Cranking the plate through the press, an image is transferred from the plate onto paper resulting in your original viscosity monotype print.

Linda’s prints are produced with her 40" x 70" steel press bed. This press allows her to create work in all sizes including large-scale prints.

 

Process