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Ginkgo Monotype Printmaking

Posted by Eric Rewitzer on

Every spring I gather ginkgo leaves from around the neighborhood and make a series of monoprints from them.  This year was no exception, and I had a great few days in the studio making these prints, experimenting with several new colors.  There are some surprises here.   Here is my step-by-step methods for making these prints. First, I ink up a plate of plexiglass.  I file down the edges so it does not cut the felts on my etching press. I lay the inked plate on the press bed.  The template underneath gives me proper registration for the paper to the...

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