A monotype is a unique, printed image created by drawing or painting directly on a plate with any transferable media, including watercolor paints, many varieties of printmaking inks and loose pigments.  The marks and brushstrokes created on the plate are exactly mirrored on the printed image and result in very painterly, translucent, luminous images.  Chine colle can be used in conjunction with the monotype for another layer of depth and interest.