Monoprint Crackle Cards

Mix your favorite IMAGINE Crafts inks on our Craft Mat to produce spectacular backgrounds for card making. Today we’re sharing with you how to incorporate All-Purpose Inks with acrylic paints for creating crackle backgrounds.


Project created by Jowilna Nolte

I love creating backgrounds for my cards and scrapbook layouts. Gelli Printing is a firm favorite of mine because it offers the ability to just play and experiment – and with the wonderful inks and mediums available it is such a joy creating textures. A great alternative to the Gelli Plate is to use the awesome Craft Mat from IMAGINE Crafts to create some faux Gelli prints for some quick cards using All Purpose ink combined with acrylic paint. Make your own crackle background card.

Like to see more creative ideas for your next project? Be sure to visit IMAGINE Crafts’ extensive online collection of project tutorials and resources including product information and surface compatibility

3 thoughts on “Monoprint Crackle Cards

  1. I love the effect. Did you use re-inkers or smudge ink from a stamp pad? Did you add the paint first or last? Did you mix the ink and paint? Sorry if I missed any explanations or if I’m just slow. I’d love to be able to try this. Thanks.

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