Monoprint is one of our favourite techniques. Why? Well because it’s so versatile, immediate and easy to get started with. You can monoprint onto paper, sketchbook pages and fabric. You can use printing ink, fabric paint or acrylic. You can work in colour, black and white, in a painterly way or with a linear, graphic style. You can incorporate the use of stencils, stamps and natural materials.
The prints you make might be complete artworks in their own right, or you might be printing to make papers for collage. Perhaps you’ll use monoprint in your sketchbook as the basis for exciting pages. Or maybe you’ll print on fabric to create beautiful cloth for your quilts, garments or stitched textiles?
You’ll only need simple equipment to get started and in our video workshops we’ll guide you through the processes to achieve great results.
If you’re new around here, a great place to start is our free Exploring Monoprint workshop. Enjoy.
Monoprint Image Transfer
Laura experiments with her gel plate and an image transfer mono printing technique. It’s not foolproof, but it’s lots of fun and you’ll end up with a fantastic pile of monoprints and collage papers which can be perfect for your sketchbook, mixed media work, journals and altered books. In this workshop Laura demonstrates working on paper, this technique might work on fabric, but we’ve not tried it – yet!
Screenprint, Monoprint and Stitch
Learn how to create one-of-a-kind printed fabrics using a fabulous screen printing method with stencils, then overprint with monoprinting to add graphic marks. Laura will then guide you through planning piecing ideas in your sketchbook before sharing her tips for quilting the results.
Work with Laura to explore monoprinting methods including how to use paper stencils to print on fabric and paper. She’ll show you how to make a series of sequenced prints. Next work on a landscape design on fabric with a central scene and border design. Add stitching by hand and machine to complete your mini quilt.