Wednesday, 31 January 2018

WOYWW 452 - monoprinting takes over

Good morning to you all.  I am very happy that the days are getting longer now.  It is great to get home from a craft workshop and actually be able to see my way from the garage to the back door!

I went to a monoprinting workshop yesterday afternoon and now my 'work' has taken over my craft room!  It seems that the ink takes a while to dry naturally (didn't try my heat tool, perhaps next time I will), so everything was spread out overnight when I returned in the early evening (after stopping to do some shopping in town).

Here it all is - some were more successful than others, but at least I have lots of material for journal pages/ATCs.  It is a simple technique and one that I will do more of.

I used different sorts of paper - tissue, parchment, plain copier paper and a thicker mixed media one.

I also went to a stencilling workshop on Friday and created two cards.

Workshops are great for me, as they force me to get out and be creative.  My health always takes a down turn in the UK winter and I just don't seem to have the energy to do much when I am at home.  By the time all the housework/animal care/cooking/shopping/paperwork etc is done, I usually just collapse in front of the tv.  Calving has started on the farm, so hubby is super-busy and stressed.  We go to Spain again at the end of April, so I am looking forward to escaping to the sunshine.

Ali x


  1. Those stencilled cards are great - I bet you enjoyed the workshop! And I like the printing too, it worked well. Take care, I'm looking forward to our meet-up. Have emailed you.
    Hugs LLJ 11 xxx

  2. Hi Ali, love all those mono prints especially as they are on lots of different types of papers. Great for backgrounds. Have you tried a light box if you find that you have no energy in the winter? Some people swear by them especially first thing in the morning so it feels like you are getting up in the daylight. Hope all the calving goes well. Keep enjoying the workshops. Sarah #12

  3. Afternoon Ali. Well done on all you produced at the workshops. I love the stencilled card fronts. Great colours. Hope you soon find a little more energy
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

  4. Hi Ali, looks like you had great fun. Love the stencilled cards. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxX

  5. Oooh! Love your prints! How fun!!
    Have a great day!! ~Sandy from Texas #31

  6. fabulous monoprints! looks like lots of fun. I agree that it is great that the days are (slowly!) getting longer. Helen #2

  7. Couldn’t agree more about the workshops, they work in that way for just about anyone. I go to a scrapbook Crop for the same reason, otherwise I wouldn’t do any, and it is meant to be a hobby! The prints are absolutely great, what fun too, to try all that technique and material. Natural drying is best you time to all round them all and gloat a bit!

  8. Great prints. There is nothing better than a good workshop, I love them as I get to work with other people which is a real treat for me. Have a lovely woyww and happy crafty week, Angela xXx

  9. the monoprinting is beautiful, you have had two great workshops and are so very busy, the upcoming trip to spain sounds wonderful! Take care,, thank you for sharing this beautiful work,

  10. Your mono-prints are amazing, Ali. Really lovely designs. I am glad you are able to get out for workshops. Thank you for your lovely comment - sorry to hear you aren't so well in the winter. I find hot weather more difficult to deal with. I bet you are looking forward to getting back to nice warm sunny Spain! Off to the hospital again tomorrow, and I hope that I will soon get a date after that for my operation.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #16

  11. Wow! I love your mono-prints! I've even seen some somewhere that people were printing off man hole covers and other architectural items. Love it all! Thanks for stopping by! I'm still getting around a few, too.
    Carol N #27


Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x