Welcome to the Monoprint section of the Archives. Here we’ve gathered together all the content we have that features monoprint. You’ll find video workshops and inspirational blog posts with lots of ideas and information to help you create some wonderful monoprints.
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.
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Story of a Quilt: Paintbox II
Discover the story behind Linda's quilt Paintbox II. She'll talk in detail about her thread choices and thought process when quilting the piece.
Making ATC Books
What are you going to do with all those ATCs? In this workshop Laura will show you several ways to use them including making tiny sketchbooks!
Mixed Media Panel: Girl with a Bird
Video Workshop - Linda really enjoyed making a set of ATCs recently and thought they had potential to be scaled up. See how she's applied similar ideas to a larger mixed media panel to paint stylised portraits using acrylics, collage and stencilling.
Quilting with Grids
Grids can provide you with an excellent basis for your quilting. Linda will show you how to quilt grids with a walking foot and shares her tips for success with this method. Next, with that grid in place, you'll see how you can work within it using freehand quilting to add beautiful patterns.
Inspired by Nature
Find inspiration in nature and see how Linda interprets a photographic source as a mixed media study in her sketchbook. She'll show you how to use watercolour, charcoal pencils and oil pastel to create rich surfaces sympathetic to the subject matter. Then working from her sketchbook, Linda interprets the mixed media study into a stitched textile. See how she uses opaque and transparent fabric scraps to build painterly layers adding texture with machine and hand stitching.
Be inspired by nature around you and collect leaves to use for plant printing. Linda will show you how to make beautiful contact prints on paper. Laura will demonstrate how to make simply structured, but endlessly creative concertina books to house your prints. Finally Linda shares her ideas for working back into your plant printed sketchbook to edit, refine and add detail. The result will be a truly unique record of the plant material you've collected and a fabulous sketchbook for inspiration and further development.
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