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The Mystery of Monotype

Many, many people have been asking "What is a monotype?" and "How do you do it?" Known as the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques, a monotype is essentially a hand-printed painting. The appeal of the monotype lies in its unique translucency that creates a quality of light very different from a painting. The spontaneity of mark-making and layering of printing inks creates a surface that is unlike any other art. I roll or dab oil-based inks onto a smooth plastic surface (perspex or plexiglas) with no permanent marks or indentations. The inks stay wet for a long time and can be manipulated in many different ways. I use cloths, cotton buds, sticks and pieces of card to lift in

The Exquisite art of Etching

What does the word "etching" call to mind? It is used in many contexts and can be a bit confusing when it comes to original prints. I know that it's very important to my collectors that they understand the creative process. You can hear as many explanations as you like but it doesn't really make sense until you see it done . That's why I've prepared a 4 minute video to introduce you to the exquisite properties of etching. You'll start to understand why this process has fascinated me for more than 20 years. What is an etching? An etching is a hand-made print pulled from a metal plate that has grooves made by a chemical reaction. The word "etching" is both a verb (the action of eating away a

Rebecca Vincent

The Hearth

Main Road

Horsley

Northumberland

NE15 0NT

Email info@rebecca-vincent.co.uk

Phone 07717 256169

Photographs by Alun Calendar for Country Living and Kate Buckingham for Hexham Courant

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