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Impressions of Nature  -  Monoprinting Nature Journal Project

Step by Step Books, Online Tutorial and Materials list

Here are the step by step downloads, online Tutorials and list of materials below, with product links on Amazon. I hope you find them useful as a starting point, but please dont hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or queries.

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Materials for Monoprinting


Here is a list of Materials with links to products on Amazon as starting point.


Inks – I am using Cranfield – Caligo Safe wash ink (either etching or relief ink I use both)



Yellow Ochre

Process Red Magenta

Process Yellow

Process Blue Cyan

Burnt Sienna

Essdee metallic inks


you can also use Akua

Set of inks

Or Speedball

or Scola ink

You can use traditional oil based inks or oil paints and acrylics at a push if its all you have but you don’t get the detail and if you are working with children poster paints do work.

For Fabric Printing Speedball Fabric printing ink Black , White  or a set of 6

Surface A smooth non-porous – I am using a sheet of glass but it can be a piece of Perspex or a laminated sheet. Or these monoprinting sheets

Roller/Brayer   I like the black Essdee roller  

Or this one

And for a soft fabric roller I use this one but you can use other types of printmaking rollers or a household sponge roller if that’s all you have (or with children) but there will be a reduction in detail.

Paper  I am using cartridge paper 220 gsm white this one is similar or Black  

but you can use any smooth textured paper which is not too thick (220 gsm or less) printer paper is fine to start with.


Cloth or wet wipes – to keep clean


Something to print with, leaves flowers etc.

Decorations wooden disks

Das Air Dry clay -

Sculpey also recomended

You can buy the inks from Jacksons Here and and the Roller are HERE  you will receive a 10% discount if you are a new customer 

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