Development: 35 mins
- Put a blob [large teaspoonful] of any colour safe wash ink n an A4 acetate palette, add a drop of Caligo Safe wash oil and mix well with a palette knife. Roll out evenly on palette plate with roller. Consistency should have light bubbles. Now roll this ink onto pupils’ acetate ink plates. Repeat this process if you run out of ink on your palette.
A monotype is an image painted or drawn with ink onto glass, metal or perspex, then transferred onto paper using an etching press or by hand. Using rags, cotton buds and water spray create a monotype print based on any object you might find on a landfill. Ink up your plate and wipe out your image! When you’re ready, place your newsprint on top of this inked plate and rub the back of the paper. Now carefully peel back paper to reveal your print.
- Use up all your remaining rolled out ink by pressing newsprint onto your plate. See how many textures you can make by scratching or rubbing the back of the paper on the ink plate. The more hand-prints you make, the lighter the prints become. Keep all these hand prints for your collage for the next lesson. Print as many colour sheets as you can in three tones for yellow, red and blue as well as colour mixes of purple, orange, green, brown and pink.
Conclusion: 15 mins
Leave all prints to dry. Wash plates and rollers with warm soapy water and a sponge.