It was hard being inside on the beautiful, spring-like day we had today to attend the FREE Weekend Demo at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store, fortunately seeing Lisa Snow Lady’s floral monoprints and demo more than made up for it.
Lisa works from a drawing on paper of her subject, then lays the plexiglass plate over the drawing so that she can see the drawing through the plexiglass. Then Lisa mixes her inks on a glass palette with a brayer. Once she has mixed the desired color, she begins to apply that color with the brayer, onto the areas on the glass to cover the desired areas of the drawing she can see through the plexiglass. Lisa keeps mixing ink colors and applying them to cover areas of the plexiglass. Lisa may at that time “draw” into the flat applications of paint with q-tips, or other objects to remove some of the ink she just applied. The printmaking paper then is placed on the inked plexiglass and run through the press. The paper with an image is removed and the plexiglass plate is cleaned.