Wednesday, April 6, 2011

mandy & monoprinting mayhem

<<< this is me, mandy.  i'm a mom, a partner, an accountant, and what i call a craft adventurer - an explorer of all things crafty and artsy without any real sense of direction.  (spoiler alert: i'm flying by the seat of my pants here)

 monoprinting is one of my favorite projects to do with my soon-to-be two year old daughter, elise, but it's great for all ages.

the best part of these totally unique monoprints are how simple they are to create.  to make ours, we lined a large cookie sheet with wax paper (saran wrap also works well) and then i let elise paint, fingerpaint, and squeeze paint onto the wax paper.  once she was done designing, we pressed our canvas (paper works, too) face down on the cookie sheet. once you are confident the paint has transfered, flip the canvas, let dry and VOILA! you've got yourself a one of a kind print :)
(if i were to do anything differently on this project, it'd be to paint the canvas' a solid color and let them dry before starting so as to avoid the boring white background)

many more old & new projects to come!

1 comment:

  1. I think these are great I look forward to stealing some more of your craft ideas :)