Friday, June 25, 2010

GPP Crusade No. 41: Grid Lock

Look what can be done with monoprinted and stamped card stock!

Paper was monoprinted for a previous crusade. I added the text, butterflies and flowers with stamps using metallic ink and distress ink. A spritz of water blurred the distress ink.

Detail of the stamped paper.

"Tiles" were formed with square punch and adhered to white card stock.

Another monoprint that was stamped with text and circle patterns using distress inks.

Close up of tiled paper.

This paper mosaic was used to decorate a Fathers' Day card.

Once again the creative genius of Michelle Ward has resulted in a fun challenge. Go to the crusade page for Michelle's instructions.
You should really try this. It's lots of fun. I have ideas for more of these adding more layers with some of my monoprinted tissue.



18 comments:

daisy said...

Gorgeous Regina. I luv the blues & golds of the first one. The mosaic is very effective & a great idea for male card.

daisy xx

TJ said...

Hi Regina, thank you for leaving a comment at my blog... I'm happy to see you did the crusade too, it's been fun for me finding all this artwork. Your grids are beautiful and they make me feel peaceful. They have some kind of smooth movement for my eyes. Happy creations, tj in germany

jgr said...

Your grids are AWESOME!! I love the rich subtle colors and yummy texture!

michelle ward said...

Regina - these are stunning! I can hear your enthusiasm :) I love how you finished off your monoprints with stamped details, then cut them up for the grids. Such interesting and different effects with both grids - changing the space of the *gutter* between. Great stuff - thanks for sharing with the team.

iHanna said...

I need to get one of those square punches, your grids are very cool, and the card idea is so neat! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Susan King said...

Wow, these are beautiful!

Dawn said...

lovely. i love both sets!

Plume said...

great colours and great texture!

kitchen tables said...

Tiled paper is getting famous. I've been in an art exhibit and I saw lots of tiled paper arts. It is very amazing. I love your tiled paper.

Joan said...

I really like both your grids! The blue-green one is so peaceful but the vibrant colors of the second one are way cool!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Laura said...

Hi Regina - how are you?! Was thinking of you today and had to look through my blog posts to find a link to you - I'm officially putting your link in my sidebar so I can pop over here easier :)

Played catch up a bit here, wow - fabulous stuff! I love how you stretch yourself to try new things, I need to do that more...

Take care,
Laura
xo

Mona said...

What a great idea! I do have a self imposed moratorium on spending money on art supplies this year, but those punches sound like fun ...

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Beautiful grids, love those prints. It's a crusade I haven't tried yet, but think I will do soon. Looks awesome !

scj said...

I love these grids and the way you transformed the monoprints from a previous crusade. Such brilliant effects. Thanks for sharing.

fabricfan said...

Absolutely wonderful. Both are gorgeous.

Michelle said...

Great pieces - don't you love being able to justify keeping everything by reusing something, at some time! That's what mixed media arts is all about!

Belinda said...

great pieces indeed! love especially how the grid rearrangement added so much interest to the bottom piece!

cathsheard said...

These are lovely; I really like the tile effect you achieved with these. Isn't it great that you had materials from a previous Crusade that you could use...there's nothing beats a wee stash of supplies huh?