Welcome to my first post as part of the Craft Stamper Make It, Take It Challenge design team!!
The Make It, Take It Challenge is now on the first Friday of each month, and the theme for March is Monoprinting With Acrylic Blocks. I've done monoprinting with a Gelli plate, so I was interested to compare the two methods. The main difference is that there is no "give" with acrylic blocks so it's not easy to use a stencil and get a clean impression, but you can still get some lovely layered paint effects with little effort.
All you need is acrylic paint (cheap is fine), an acrylic block and a brayer. There are different styles of brayer and I prefer to use the ones that can rest on their frame so that the roller isn't touching anything when you're not using it.
Squirt a few colours of acrylic paint onto your block. I used blue, green, purple and an enormous blob of white (oops!) so I just grabbed another block, brayered the excess paint onto that and made two monoprint pieces.
Press some card down onto the acrylic block then peel off, and some of the paint will have transferred onto your card. You can add more layers of colour by repeating the process. I added a bit more green and white for a second print.
Once it's dry, trim your card then it's ready to stamp onto. Here's another view:
Sentiment: Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and The Happy
Grunge Background: Magenta
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Industrious Stickers