When I created the mold and deckle for my paper making project, I was left with the glass panels from the frames. I thought this would be a good opportunity to prepare one of those panels for making monoprints.
I simply taped the sharp edges of the glass with masking tape to protect my fingers.
Making a monoprint is simple. Paint the glass with watered down paint, and press a sheet of paper onto the glass to transfer the image. You can use any type of water based paint or ink. For these monoprints I used acrylic paint mixed with water, and I transferred the images onto my hand made paper. Eventually, I plan to make a short video showing the monoprinting process on my Youtube channel.
Monoprints are fun to make because they are very fast to create, and you never know what the results will be. Once they dry, you can draw and paint on top of the prints if you wish.
Last week I mentioned I had a pleasant surprise to report. My new travel theme, patterned paper and embellishments will be coming soon to Michael’s Craft stores, JoAnn Fabric and Crafts stores and many independently owned scrapbooking stores. Here’s a look at the covers of the paper pads from the collection. The papers are printed on both sides, and the Specialty Paper Pad has some metallic, glossy and pearlescent accents. I’m really excited about this new collection!
One of the things I’ve learned since starting this blog is that the more I try to think of ideas, the more the ideas materialize. When I began, I was skeptical that I could come up with a new idea every day. I thought the ideas would run out within a few weeks, and that it would become increasingly difficult to generate new ideas. For anyone looking for inspiration, my suggestion is to just spend more time daydreaming and opening up one’s mind on a daily basis.