Intro: Monotype/Monoprint Tutorial for Beginners and Children
Monotype/Monoprint is simple graphic technique in which beautiful prints are made in few simple steps. This tutorial is part of Zorica Duranic's Art therapy program in Center for children with disabilities Ivan Stark, Osijek, Croatia
Estimate duration: one hour
Note: do not leave children with chemicals and paints alone
Step 1: What You Need
You will need the following
0.Glass or mirror
1. Oil paints
3. Diluent/thinner (warning: Highly flammable!)
4. Smooth shiny paper
Step 2: Adding Oil Paint
On glass or mirror surface add some oil paint directly from tube. You may draw some motive but not necessary. With a stick disperse paint uniformly, layer of paint shouldn't be to fat.
Step 3: Adding the Thinner
With paint brush add or sprinkle thinner or turpentine from the bottle. Do not exaggerate with it. Be careful not to inhale thinner.
Step 4: Cover With Paper
Carefully lay prepared paper on the glass with paint.
Step 5: Pressing
Firmly press paper with your fist and give the paper slight rotation. Paint is transferred to paper.
Step 6: Uncovering
Carefully separate paper from glass surface.
Step 7: Fixing
Finally fix the painting with polish.
Step 8: Framing
You may add custom paper frame too.