DIY how-to monoprint typography art!
After my posts about monoprinting and textures, I wanted to mess around with some textures I made! (Also wanted to procrastinate on some other things...) After I finished, I realized that it looked pretty cool, but was simple enough almost anyone could try it, so I made a video!
How to get started: All you need is a black pen, sketch paper, a scanner(or good phone camera), a photo-editing program*, and one of the textures I offered in THIS POST. Start out with a quote you love: mine said "It can only go up from here". Experiment with sketching different layouts and styles, and you can even put the words in a shape like I did. Then ink it! I learned (by accident) that if your ink lines are a little sketchy, it can make the effect really, really cool. For quote inspiration, click HERE. For lettering style inspiration, click HERE. The rest is in my video! Have fun!
*A new photo-editing program has come out in the past two years called Affinity Photo. It has been recommended to me by a few artists I greatly respect. And it is $50, as opposed to the hundreds it costs for an Adobe subscription! Gimp is an open-source photo-editing program that my husband used as a teen, but it is clunky and not intuitive. There might be some other free programs out there as well. But Affinity is a professional quality program for ridiculously cheap, I suggest you try it out. When I tried it I loved it, and may or may not be switching to it soon.