Typewriter Story Monoprint

By  Roberta Wax 

size: varies


  • Cardstock: light gray heavy, black layering
  • White copy paper


  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Stamps: Simple Sayings (CMS155), Vintage Things Blueprint (CMS152)
  • The Crafter’s Workshop Diamonds Stencil
  • Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate
  • Ink brayer
  • Imagine Crafts Tsukineko Jet Black Staz-On Ink
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint: Coastal Waters, Eggplant, Silver
  • Paper adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • small bubble wrap, heat tool (optional), newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. Create background on white paper using printing plate. Apply small amount of paint to plate; spread using brayer. Use single colors or combine for mottled effect.
  • 2. Create design on plate using soft tools of choice (such as stamp, bubble wrap, or stencil) to remove paint from surface. (Note: Sharp tools may damage surface.)
  • 3. Position white paper over plate. Gently smooth paper over plate surface; carefully pull off to reveal design.
  • 4. Let paint dry or create additional layers by repeating Steps 1-2 and adding to same piece of paper.
  • 5. When print is dry, stamp typewriter and sentiment using Jet Black ink. Heat-set if desired or let air dry.
  • 6. Tear edges to desired size. Adhere print on black cardstock, then light gray cardstock as shown.