Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Dual Stencil Prints

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a dual print that I did at the craft retreat I attended in May.  This is where you sprinkle powdered inks through a stencil and end up with two card fronts (the positive and the negative).  It's a great way to also use the ink that is left on the stencil from your first print. :)

I used Lindy's magicals for the powder this time and it worked great.  The first print (left above) is just the one single flower.  The second print (right above) is the reverse (stencil monoprint) with the background coloured with ink.  After it dried I lined up the flower stencil back over top and added a layer of white embossing paste which adds texture and dimension.  I finished the cards the same with a gray stamped sentiment and top right rounded corner.

Here's are the close-ups ...

and ...
I'm adding the first card to The Flower Challenge - #23 One Layer Card. 

I'm adding the second card to the CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Stencil Monoprint and Simon Says Stamp - Make Your Own Background.







Stamps: Gratitude (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Lindy's magicals --- can't remember the colours I used; Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Water mister, Lovely Large Flower stencil (Wendy Veechi),  White embossing paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #23 - One Layer Card
CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Stencil Monoprint
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make Your Own Background


26 comments:

Kim Hamilton said...

Pretty watercolor!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

Mac Mable said...

The colours of the Lindy's look fabulous. Great mono printing and your both cards look amazing. Love how you got the two cards from the one technique and the white embossing paste adds wonderful dimension on the second card. Absolutely beautiful both of them x.

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous dual prints. Love the colours. Always love the abstract look of the monoprint. Awesome idea to add dimensions with the paste. xx

Bunny said...

These are lovely. [Bunny]

MaryH said...

Awesome! I want to try this monoprinting - and I really admired Cathy's organic butterfly she did on the guest spot. These flowers are stunning too. Lovely colors and you are just amazing with your creativity! TFS & Hugs.

aussie aNNie said...

Loll these are stunning, love the colours on both and must look up this technique. Lindy's powders are very nice too.,xxx

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Loll, Love both cards and it's always great to get a twofer. One of my favorite techniques.

Maxine D said...

What exquisite cards Loll - using paste to define the flower in the second card is absolutely stunning
Blessings
Maxine

Cathy said...

2 gorgeous cards Loll, love those pretty pinks. Brilliant idea to add the texture paste, it really makes the flower pop against the washed inky background, Cathy x

JosieD said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the softness of each and particularly love getting two cards from one effort--smile.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Loll: I absolutely love to see your splash watercolor backgrounds, they are always gorgeous and enhance the beauty of your main images perfectly. I love both these cards and I thank you for sharing them with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again next time.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez. DT

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, these are lovely. Both prints came out beautiful and it's always a treat to get two cards from one technique.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful positive and negative Stencil Monoprints, Loll. I was lucky enough to see both at our BC retreat. So shiny and pretty with the Magicals IRL. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Susanne Vargas said...

So pretty, both of them! I bet they are even more gorgeous IRL with the magical shimmer...

Linda said...

Two beautiful cards, Loll. Love the soft colors.

Nancy Stislow said...

I don't know how I missed these but WOW, what a fabulous impression you achieved with powders! Love both cards. This does look like so much fun! I can't get over how crisp these turned out considering you used powders. They are just beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love both of these, my friend! The colors are awesome!

Linda said...

Great use of that pretty stencil, the colours look amazing xx

Anita in France said...

Simply and totally gorgeous, Loll ... I gasped at the loveliness of them both! Hugs, Anita :)

Julia Aston said...

It's so fun to see the positive and negative of the stencils - the greens and purple colors are lovely on this! Julia xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both are such beautiful stencil prints, Loll! The Magicals colors are amazing (and I'm sure the shine too)! Adding a layer of white embossing paste is a great idea to add texture and dimension, and give definition! Hideko

Jo Manna said...

Hey, this my special card. YAY! I have to get those MAGICALS, darn it is so pretty in MY hands, love the pastel shades to this card. Definitely "Special", thank you Loll for this wonderful beauty! xx

Viv said...

Two fabulous cards again Loll! you do make some amazing cards, they really take my breath away sometimes.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you there again soon ;) Viv DT xx

BożenA said...

So different cards, but when I looked more closely, I saw exactly how the two elements fit together. It's fascinating, like twin-sister twin sisters. Maybe not very elegant comparison, but probably adequate :-)
BożenA xoxo

Bobby said...

I never get this good of results doing this but yours are fabulous, Loll. I love the paste filling in the stencil and the one layer card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Flower Challenge.

Karen D. said...

Love these mf...gorgeousness!!
Thanks so much for playing along with The Flower Challenge!
xx Karen