I was inspired by Alisa Burke's blog last night! Check out her fabulous and colorful blog here. She has a basic picture tutorial and a quick video on monoprinting with a plastic baggie. I have been monoprinting for a couple of months now using a Gelli Arts silicon plate and love it! Monoprinting is very addictive but Gelli plates are a bit pricey. After seeing Alicia get the same printing effect using a ziplock bag, I had to try it! Wow! Totally cool and cheap way to print. I immediately thought about using this method to teach my friends how to print... better yet... a Holiday Tag Party! If my work friends are reading this post....the invitation is coming soon!
I took pictures as I worked along this morning....
|Supplies: Plastic bag, craft paint, a roller, paint brush, black ink pen, and cardstock.|
|Dribble a few of your favorite colors out on a palette(Piece of paper!)|
|Dribble a little paint directly onto the plastic bag. Then spread the paint around with the roller.|
|Draw some wavy line with the end of the paint brush.|
|Flip the baggie over onto a piece of card stock. Press with fingers. Peel back the baggie. Repeat to cover your paper.|
|Paint three outlines of holly leaves. Use the end of paintbrush to draw lines in the paint.|
|Turn baggie over onto the paper and press. Peel back baggie.|
|Use a different green and paint holly leaves again.|
|Draw lines in the wet paint with end of brush.|
|Turn baggie over onto paper again. You are just layering paint. No need to be perfect! Eyeball it!|
|I repeated holly leaf process with one more color of green.|
|Paint red dots on the plastic baggie. Draw swirl lines in the red with the end of the brush.|
|Position baggie over paper and press. I did a hot pink layer the second time.|
|Cut the paper into tags on a paper cutter. Use a black pen to "messy" outline leaves and berries. |
I wrote holiday words on mine.
|I love the way they turned out!|
|Here is a tag with some of my favorite holiday paper.|
|Great for tying on a plain gift bag or a bottle of wine.|