Intermediate | 1 hour
Taught by Courtney Cerruti
Monoprinting is a gorgeous and unique way to make one-of-a-kind images using a simple printmaking technique. Courtney explains how to use gelli plates to make your monoprints, and shows you how to create custom stationery and small pieces worthy of hanging on the wall. This technique is also perfect for layering on the patterns you created in the first part of this course.
 
Learn how to:
  • Set up printing workspace
  • Mix inks to create new colors
  • Compose print image
  • Use a gelli plate to pull a print
  • Print with negative ink patterns
  • Layer monoprints with painted motifs

Chapters
01:09
02:03
Creating Prints with Gelli Plates
12:37
07:05
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Credit card printed paper from Part 1
  • Gelli plate
  • Envelopes, blank cards, tags, or additional material for printing
  • Variety of printmaking inks or acrylic paints
  • 2-3 brayers, including soft and hard
  • At least 2 non-porous surfaces to roll ink on (such an enamel tray or plexi glass)
  • Credit card for cleanup
  • Spray bottle
  • Scrap paper
  • Flat 2D objects that have texture (such as leaves, feathers, string, paper doilies)
  • Baby wipes
  • Apron
  • Discussion
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    Transcript
    Playing with Surface Design
    Part 1:
    Playing with Surface Design: Mark Making
    Courtney Cerruti
    Courtney introduces you to essential surface design techniques, showing you how to combine markings to make patterns. Using markers, paints, and a variety of application techniques, these lessons are ideal for creating designs on paper, fabric and ribbon. Courtney shares important tips on testing color combinations and combining different mediums to create vivid motifs. Loosen up and get creative with Courtney’s free-flowing creative style.
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    Part 2:
    Playing with Surface Design: Monoprinting
    Courtney Cerruti
    Monoprinting is a gorgeous and unique way to make one-of-a-kind images using a simple printmaking technique. Courtney explains how to use gelli plates to make your monoprints, and shows you how to create custom stationery and small pieces worthy of hanging on the wall. This technique is also perfect for layering on the patterns you created in the first part of this course.
     
    Part 3:
    Playing with Surface Design: Repeat Patterns
    Courtney Cerruti
    Learn how to create large-scale patterns to use for fabric or wrapping paper in the final part of this course. Courtney teaches you how to use block stamps to make different styles of repeating patterns, from organized and symmetrical to loose and random. With just a few stamps and ink, you can create gorgeous custom papers and fabrics. 
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