VIII/Twelve by Heather Page, 11 5/8 inches x 10 3/4 inches, monotype on paper

Title: VIII/Twelve
Media: Monotype on paper
Size: 11 5/8″ x 10 ¾”
Edition: 1/1
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VIII/Twelve is an original monotype on paper.

A monotype is a unique print that starts out as a drawing or painting on a surface (usually something non-porous like a blank printing plate or a piece of mylar) that is transferred to another surface with pressure.
VII/Twelve by Heather Page, 10 inches x 9 5/8 inches, monotype on paper
This print comes from a watercolor painting I made on a Plexiglas plate. Sending the plate through a press with a moistened piece of paper activates the dried paint and transfers the painting to the paper.
If I paint heavily, I can usually get three prints from one painting. Anything printed after the first print is called a ghost print, because the image lightens with each printing. VII/Twelve, to the left, is a ghost print of VIII/Twelve.

For more information on monotypes and how they are made, please visit my about prints page.


I associate each of the Twelve prints with a month. VIII/Twelve represents the excitement of August celebrations in the Great Lakes in reds, purples, and blues.