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 what....you 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.
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!