Hi everyone, today I’m on The Crafter’s Workshop blog with a set of fun gift tags created with the use of Grafix Arts “Monoprint Plates“.
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own. This post also contains affiliate links.
About the Grafix Arts “Monoprint Plates“:
- they come three in a pack;
- they are transparent, durable, lightweight, thin, hard plastic plates;
- they are not made out of gel, like the Gel-Press monoprinting plates;
- when you use paints for monoprinting then take note that they dry quicker on this kind of hard plastic monoprinting plates;
- the lifted prints from these plates are a little less detailed;
- I found that these plates work great with inks;
- you can also use these plates as a paint palette;
- take of the blue protective covers on both sides before you start playing with these fun Grafix Arts Monoprint Plates.
Now, let's get started!
To prepare my work surface and stabilize the Grafix Arts Monoprint Plate I adhered the plate to a sheet of printer paper using regular tape.
Now I’m ready to play: I tried out different techniques combining some calligraphy inks (applied with a brush to the plate straight from the little bottles) and a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Solemn Branch“ (TCW761s), I lifted prints from the plate directly and also used the ink covered stencil to make prints on the paper. I used 250 grams paper which is nice and sturdy.
When I liked what I created I also splattered with the same colours of ink on the designs that I created (to ad a little extra playful element).
This way I ended with three nice designs to create my project from!
From two of these designs I created tags as you can see in the picture. I edged the tags with some black ink using a foam applicator tool to create a more defined edge to them.
On the third design that I created I stamped some butterflies using a Studio Light stamp with number STAMPMM217 using black ink. After stamping I fussy cut the butterflies and added some white Gelly Roll Pen for highlights.
For my sentiments I choose two stamps from the Altenew stamp set called “Persian Motifs“, those I stamped on some black card stock using VersaMark Ink and I heat embossed using white embossing powder. Then I die cut banners from these sentiments using the smallest die in the Lawn Fawn “Everyday Sentiment Banners“ die set.
I felt that the tags that I created before needed a little something extra so that is why I decided to splatter on them with some FineTec Pearl Colors by Coliro GmbH in the colour “Tibet Gold“ using a brush and let that dry.
Now I’m ready to put my project together: I adhered the banners and the butterflies to my tags using Grafix Arts “Artist-Tac“ and I finished my tags by adhering some matching blue ribbon.
Artist-tac is easy to use: just pull apart the liner sheets, place the cut out shape onto the flat adhesive micro dots and pull away with just the adhesive you need. Initially re-positionable, once the final piece is burnished it becomes permanent.
Some detail pictures:
Thank you Grafix Arts for providing the Design Team with some of the products used on this project, I loved playing with them!
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