Friday, 28 March 2014

Dream, Hope, Create by Fliss Goodwin




Hi there, I’ve been playing with my Stampendous Creative Palette again this week and got exceedingly paint covered whilst applying the paint to the mono printing plate Trish Latimer style, using my fingers. The end result is a lot more splodgy and textured than using a brayer. Read on to see how I got on with the technique.


Here’s What You Need: 

Memento Ink – Sweet Plum, Lilac Posies
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint – Vintage Lace, Sherbet, Guacamole
Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers (I really love these at the moment)
Braid or Lace
Fine Glitter (optional)


Here’s How To: 

Cut the watercolour paper into manageable sized pieces – mine were A5 size when cut down but you could use A4 if you like as they fit the printing plate well. Starting with the lightest paint first, apply patches to the mono printing plate and then smoosh the paint as shown below. Try not to mix it too much as slight gaps won’t matter.



Brush the paper with water and press down into the paint to pick up the colour. Set this piece aside and mist the remaining paint on the plate with water. Repeat with more paper until the paint has run out. You should be able to pull around half a dozen prints, getting paler as the paint is used up. Here’s what one of mine looked like when dry. 


Leave the painted papers to dry and if they’re a bit curly as mine were, iron with a dry iron to flatten them down. Trim a piece to fit your chosen card blank then stamp on the batik background twice in opposite corners with the Fern Green ink. Stamp the butterfly on the bit you trimmed off (if it fits) with the Memento inks. Cut the image out.

Stick the background paper to the card blank and add braid or lace across the centre. I have a tip to share here too, which is why I added glitter to the list above. I’ve found that sometimes when you stick lace on you get bits that stay sticky and my solution is to sprinkle on a little fine glitter. This will stick to the sticky bits and add a little subtle sparkle. Add the butterfly to the card together with some Chit Chat Stickers to finish.


Have a great weekend.

Fliss x


  1. Love the Spring colours, Fliss - and you've introduced me to an Andy Skinner set I didn't know existed, let along that it is in stock at That's Crafty.

  2. This is gorgeous! Love the colours, just beautiful! xx

  3. Such a pretty spring creation - a delight!
    Alison x


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