Monograph printing at home with Camp Contemporary instructor Jasmine Jones
Camp-in-Place #AtHomeArt projects from Camp Contemporary instructors and Youth and Family staff. Sponsored by SONIC Drive-In.
If you’ve never tried printmaking, now is the perfect time. Taking inspiration from contemporary print artists like Tanekeya Word, Delita Martin and Amy Chapman, this week’s Camp-in-Place project from Camp Contemporary instructor Jasmine Jones focuses on monograph printing.
Learn how to use new tools while experimenting with fun printing color combinations in today's creative project, and be sure to share your results using #AtHomeArt. After printing, add more details with colored pencils, watercolor paints and more. Your creative path is up to you!
- Paper (watercolor paper works best)
- Water soluble ink or acrylic paint
- Brayer (or a small rolling pin)
- Baren (or a large wooden spoon)
- Flat and smooth surface to roll your ink/paint on
- Optional: colored pencils, watercolor paints, paint brushes, chalk, etc.
- Find a flat surface to cover with paint.
- Using the brayer (or a small rolling pin), roll ink or paint on your flat surface. Do not roll too much at once. If the brayer is sliding around a lot, you may have too much ink/paint.
- Combine colors if you want. Experimentation is encouraged!
- Draw your image in the ink/paint with a Q-tip (or even your finger!). This will be the reverse of your final image.
- Gently lay paper over your image
- Carefully but thoroughly rub paper with the baren (or a large wooden spoon) to “print” your image. If you press to hard or too much, the ink will smear.
- Pull off your print and let dry.
- If you want, add details with color pencils, chalk and another media.
- Try printing a ghost print – which means to print again without adding more ink. In some cases, you might like that image even more!
- We want to see your finished pieces! Share your monograph prints using #AtHomeArt.
Jasmine Jones is a multidisciplinary artist and maker from Midwest City. She has an Associate in Arts from Rose State College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of Oklahoma. Through her art, she traverses various ideas, methods and materials. Jasmine constantly integrates areas of her life into her artwork and vice versa, through concepts like spirituality, therapy and interaction, using materials like textiles, paper and charcoal. Jasmine is currently a member of Factory Obscura’s artist team, working collaboratively with other creatives to show that art can be interactive, immersive and more.
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