Thursday, 2 February 2012

This is the challenge I sent for KCUK this month – printing with acrylic blocks – otherwise known as mono printing.  There are so many possibilities for this technique and I hope to play with them as soon as I’ve finished work for the week, but for now, here are a few simple samples. 


For these I just used felt tip pens in two different colours, then spritzed them with water and printed onto white card.


I really like the patchy look I got with these.

mono 4p2   

mono 3p

mono 1p   

mono 2p

25 very much appreciated comments:

Helen said...

What a great effect! I love these cards, the colours are really soft and pretty, and your images just right.

Sandy said...

Really really beautiful cards.
Love all the stamps. Awesome. Love them all.

Trish Latimer said...

Gorgeous! Amazing how a simple technique can look so stunning! fab colour combos too! xx

Paula Whittaker said...

I didnt realise there was a proper name for this....Ive been doing this with Promarkers/Copics on glossy paper for a while.
A wonderful set of cards

Paul Browning said...

These are brilliant cards Cath. And I love the idea of using acrylic blocks to make art with. It has never occurred to me. I especially love the blue cards. The watercolour styled abstract shapes are simply wonderful especially with the black silhouettes in the foreground. Once again, I'm in awe of your creative talents. Px

sam21ski said...

These look really effective, would love to know who you did it.

Don't work too hard!!

Sam xxx

Janine said...

Ohh, I love them all, they are so sereen, beautifull!!!

Jolette said...

Beautiful!
Love these less is more style!

Viv's Visuals said...

Fabulous cards - great technique which I must try...

Willy said...

Fabulous set of cards!

Darlene said...

these turned out great !!! can't wait to give it a try when i get into my craft room this weekend.
darlene

Karen said...

I've never heard or seen this technique before - so thank you for posting it - it is something that I will try in the future hugs Karen x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

such wonderful pieces of art..I love all of them!

Netty said...

Beautiful cards, loving the effects, x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

just stunning...love em all!!

Carol Q said...

great technique Cath - lovely minimalist look to them - beautifully stamped.

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, great effect. Love this!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful technique, your cards are fabulous.

Sally H said...

Fab cards, Cath. Gorgeous colours and gorgeous stamps

Jack said...

Beautiful. This technique would be perfect for my one-layer-cheaper-postage cards. xx

Femmy said...

these are beautiful!!

Sharon said...

Love the vibrant colors and the sweet little girl on your Feb. calendar.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

These are gorgeous Cath, CAS and beautiful xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

I love this technique Cath! The set of cards you've made are just lovely. Vicky x

Anke said...

So beautiful cards Cath, I love this technique.

Hugs
Anke