Mar 14, 2014


 Monoprinting with an acrylic block!
is this month's theme at Take It, Make It for Craft Stamper

Your project can be anything at all, card, layout, 3D item etc, any theme or colour, 
Your print can be used as a background, or you could cut it up and use it in a different way!  Don't forget, we also MUST have stamping on each entry as well, this is a Craft Stamper challenge after all!

My first DT sample, and first go at monoprinting,
was so much painty fun!!!

I have used a dark pink Viva Decor metallic paint with white gesso.
The sheen on this is gorgeous!!!
And the background has a little Pumpkin Fresco Finish paint in there too (but it is hidden behind the main piece).

The main panel is a scrap piece 
where I was just using up the left over paints 
- I liked this one because it has some areas of white in it.
The green is peeled paint DI using the ripped paper 
and water colouring techniques. 
And some dripping (just couldn't help myself)...

The background had areas of white too but this time I went over it with walnut stain and black soot DI's
This was the most surprising part ~ it made the monoprinting
turn into a crackle effect!!! I really loved this.

A little stamping on the background and some more painty fun with flicking paint everywhere...I was already messy with paint so I just kept going (so much fun!)

My stamps are from Art Journey.

Hop on over to the Craft Stamper Blog to see the challenge details and see more inspiring samples by the DT.
There is a limited edition paint set by Jo Firth Young to be won!



Astrid Maclean said...

This looks fantastic Dot, love the effect you have achieved with this cool technique! I so love that thistle stamps and you used it so effectively here, - wonderful!

Big congrats also on being part of the CS team now!!

Amanda said...

First of many hopefully this has turned out fab!
Amanda x

Buttons said...

That is a superb take on this technique Dot. Love the way the ink has reacted with the painted background to give it an even more aged feel and those thistles are beautiful. Love it! Jenny x

ElizabethR said...

That's gorgeous Dot the colour is perfect with the Thistles. Elizabeth xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This looks so effective! I love the contrasts and the textures and the stamped image on top. I'm off to check out mono printing this minute! Julie Ann xxx

Renee said...

Stunning sample!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous first sample Dot, looks like you have mastered this technique! A beautiful card, fabulous images and colours.
Avril xx

Meggymay said...

This looks gorgeous and a great technique to try.

Shirley Chillman said...

A stunning debut piece Dot with gorgeous colour tones. So refreshing looking with those thistles. Way to go sweets.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Tracy said...

I am looooving your project Dot, drips an all!!
Have a great weekend.
Big hugs

butterfly said...

Utterly, utterly beautiful, Dot - I'm just in love with this - all the painty layers and those magnificent thistles - just brilliant.
Alison xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's an amazing card, love the background and the colors.

Redanne said...

The background on it's own is beautiful Dot and the stamped images on the topper are wonderful. A really beautiful make. Anne x