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Monoprint Note Cards

Project Description: Rise and shine with these colorful Monoprint note cards made with Grafix Wet Media Dura-Lar, Super Sanded Shrink Film, and Artist-tac.

Designed by: Rebecca Goodwin

Difficulty: Easy


Steps to Make This:

  1. Start by creating a sketched image of a chicken or tracing a printed image of the chicken have (you can use a different image if you prefer).
  2. You’ll want to trace 4 copies of this image on Grafix Wet Media Dura-Lar Film to make 4 stencils.
  3. Then cut the stencils out.
  4. You can place your stencils on the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate now or after you have finished making the backgrounds.
  5. Using the gel plate, add your choice of acrylic paints, you can use a brayer to blend the colors.
  6. Designs can be created using Gelli Arts Mini Printing Tools and handmade foam stamps.
  7. Once you are happy with the design place a piece of Canson XL Mixed Media Paper over the design to create the Monoprint.
  8. You will create a few background pages repeating steps 3-4.
  9. Place the chicken stencils on the four corners of the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate and add the acrylic paint and blend with a brayer. You can use Gelli Arts Mini Printing tools and handmade Foam Stamps to create designs on the chickens.
  10. Place the dried background design paper over the top of the painted chicken stencils.
  11. Once the papers are dry, you can cut them up into four squares, 4 1/4” by 5 ½”.
  12. To add an extra embellishment, trace your chicken design onto Grafix Super Sanded Shrink Film with a colored pencil.
  13. Use your colored pencils to color the chicken design in.
  14. Then take your favorite rubber stamp and StarsOn Ink to stamp the Shrink Film chicken design, 4 totals.
  15. Then cut out the Shrink Film chicken designs.
  16. Follow the shrinking instructions on the back of the Shrink Film package.
  17. While the Shrink Film chicken designs cool, take the embroidery floss then cut out six stands of the colored thread for each card.
  18. Then place a bunch of 6 stings at the bottom of the background and secure the strands in the back with Scor-Tape Adhesive.
  19. Place a single knot on the front of the background design.
  20. Then take a little scrap of burlap and attach it over top of the bunch of strings with Grafix Artist-tac.
  21. Lastly, add the shrunken chicken designs to the burlap piece with Artist-tac.
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