|'Summer Wishes' 5x7 Monotype with pastel ©Karen Margulis $45|
|'Summer Wishes II' monotype with pastel (ghost print)|
Sometimes there is enough ink on the plate to allow a second print which is known as a ghost print because it will be fainter than the first print. Degas worked with monoprints and many of his pastels were done on top of his ghost prints. I have a wonderful book called 'Degas A Critical Study of the Monotypes' by Eugenia Parry Janis. In the book there are reproductions of the monotypes with descriptions of how Degas acheived the effects.
|This is the first pull of my dandelion print, before I added pastel. This monotype was done using the subtractive method. I covered my plexiglass plate with black block printing ink and drew into the ink with Q-tips and bamboo skewers.|
|This is my inked plate with my drawing before I printed|
|This poster shows the many ways one can do monotypes|