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3 3/8” high x 2 3/8” wide
4 1/4” high x 4” wide

This water-based monotype print one of the artworks in my “Local Bird” Series. My “Local Bird” series is comprised of monotypes, a type of printmaking that produces one-of-a kind, original works of art.

Monotype Process

To create a monotype print, an image is applied to a plate (in this instance a piece of Plexiglas) using oil-based or water-based inks. Once the image is ready to print, the plate is placed on the press bed, a damp piece of printmaking paper is carefully positioned on top of the plate, felts blankets are placed over the plate to create a cushion, and then all of these elements are hand cranked through an etching press. The pressure of the steel rollers transfers the image to the paper. There is always an element of surprise in the resulting print due to the force of the pressure of the rollers on the ink and plate. Because of this unknown factor, creating monotypes is a very exciting process. Sometimes I continue working on the monotype by applying colored pencils or a touch of watercolor.

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All work is made using 100% archival paper and artist-grade professional quality inks, watercolors and/or colored pencils.

All prints are for sale unframed.

Bird Print "Blue Sparrow" Monotype


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: archival print paper, artist grade watercolors
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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