Thursday, March 7, 2013

I'm Mad for Mono-Printing!

Hello! I'm Catherine Scanlon, instructor at My Creative Classroom. I've been with MCC for a LONG time and really enjoy sharing and teaching what I know about art and crafting. You can check out all my classes here and you can check out my personal blog here!
Today I wanted to share a little bit about “Mad for Monoprinting, an online class I’m teaching along with my pal and MCC Mentor Shirley Pando at My Creative Classroom. (Shirley is AWESOME, btw! She not only teaches great classes here at MCC but she takes care of the Help Desk and helps me with all my classes. Any problems you have go to her -- she's a pro at handling them all!

Mad for Monoprinting is a 6-lesson Workshop that starts on Friday, March 22nd. This course is packed full of videos, tutorials and projects where you'll create unique, one-of-a-kind backgrounds with both paper and fabric using the monoprinting technique

I also thought you might enjoy a quick little video demonstrating how I made my own background paper and then turned it into the beautiful card I've shown below.  

I don't think I mention this in the video, but the stamp is an old wooden batik stamp from India that I picked up at a flea market last year -- it works great with the Gelli Plate -- AND it counts as a STAMP.  ;-D For this project I ended up using 2 of the wood batik stamps, 1 rubber stamp from Inkadinkado and 1 clear stamp

Use Every Stamp March from Catherine Scanlon on Vimeo.

Want to know how you can win? Post a comment and tell us what projects you would create using your monoprinted papers or fabric. Entries will be accepted until midnight on Monday March 11th. We will pick a winner on Tuesday March 12th.

Already enrolled in class? That is wonderful, and guess can still play along. Shirley will simply refund the tuition if we pick someone who is already enrolled in the class.
Enjoy and GOOD luck!!


One lucky winner will receive a free seat to the online class "Mad for Monoprinting" which begins Friday March 22nd. 


Course Description:
Two great masters of mixed media at My Creative Classroom team up to bring you this extremely creative and fun course. Catherine Scanlon and Shirley Pando are mad...Mad for Monoprinting! And they know you will be, too, when you create these unique, one-of-a-kind backgrounds using both paper and fabric.

This 6-lesson class will include intensive training in the art of monoprinting. Students will learn how to monoprint on several plate surfaces using a variety of tools you can probably find in your home and some that will be handmade. Using acrylic and textile paints, you will create your own paper and fabric backgrounds that will be perfect in your next art project. But we're not finished when the paint is dry. We'll make four projects with both paper and fabric including a paper art quilt, a journal, a NO SEW fused fabric tote, and a funky patchwork pencil case (sewing required). Weekly instructional videos included!


  1. I would probably use my monoprinted papers to make an art journal. Love your video Catherine!

    1. Thank you Debbie -- hope to see you in class!

  2. Monoprinting is something I have never tried, but I would love to learn. I would use the papers for collage, and for backgrounds for cards and ATCs. Thanks for the chance to win a seat!

  3. Wow! gorgeous card. Now I know I definitely want to learn how to monoprint as well as see if I can find a neat stamp like the one you used. You make bow tying look so easy. My bows never look that nice. I'm looking for a Bow Tying for Dummies book. LOL!

    Since I don't have the gelli plate yet I'm off to the store to find some gelatin and see about making some card backgrounds. You have totally inspired me. :-)

    Have a nice day!

  4. I just discovered monoprinting and would love to learn more about it. I think I would use the papers for a journal. I'm doing a 365-days project, every day painting/drawing/photographing a face and I need more journals :-)
    Love the black paper you made in the video!

  5. Absolutely stunning, I had no idea about monoprinting, but now I do and will have to try it.. I would use on ATC, my journals and even try some paper folds and see what effect that looks like. Thanks for the video.

  6. love the look of silver on black paper, has the WOW factor and a little bit of bling always helps. I can see journal fodder coming up here

  7. Please don't enter me in the drawing. I have already taken the class. I just want to tell everyone what a great class it is and how much instruction and information Catherine and Shirley give in the class.

  8. Very pretty card and cool technique!

  9. Posted for Barbi,

    "I would love to use Monoprints and their ghosts ~ set at intentionally odd angles ~ as alternate pages in bound books with portholes and peep drawers and doors

    Hugs and ciaobiddy"

  10. Posted for Karla,

    "I will be making a picture for a friend using the shapes of her three children's hands. One of these backgrounds would be perfect for what I want to do."