Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Stencil Monoprint


Hi everyone.  Just a reminder of the current Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Sprays / Mists.




Today I'm sharing the birthday card I made for my youngest son, Jeremy.  We share a love of art and I knew he'd love this artsy background ... and he did! :)

For my card today, I used the Stencil Monoprint technique. I used distress inks for the background, tapping them onto the back of my stencil, misting with water and then placing it over my mixed media card front.  The excess moisture was then blotted up with a paper towel.  Once dry, I simply stamped the branches in Pine Needles distress ink.

I really love this technique!  It works well with spray inks as well.  :)

We have lots of fantastic entries in the HLS June CAS Challenge so far.  I hope you'll join us.  Remember, you don't have to have ink sprays to play along ... just pull out a water mister and join in the fun!! :)

The challenge is open until the end of the month, so there's still lots of time left to enter.  Hope to see you in the gallery!! :)









Stamps:  Prickly Branches (Stampscapes); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card base (Neehan); Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Mini Tile Texture Stencil (Crafter's Workshop), water mister

Challenges:
HLS June CAS Challenge - Sprays

22 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Love your stencil monoprint background Loll. This has become my favorite watercolor technique :-) The perfect card for artistic Jer :-) TFS mf

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeousness!!

Lee-Anne said...

Lovely artsy design...perfect for Jer :)

Bonnie said...

Awesome! Jeremy's approval makes it really awesome!

Pam said...

Love this! Great print.

Susan said...

You're really doing well with the stencil monoprints! I'm going to try a couple - I've got to get a card or two done for your "sprays" challenge! So glad Jeremy liked his card!

Joyce said...

This is really beautiful. Love how those different techniques combine together for a one of a kind look. I need to check out that technique.

Kylie said...

Great technique! I have to give it a try. I love the colours you used xx

Hussena said...

Fabulous technique ..your card looks awesome ..Love it ..TFS :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Loll, this is stunning! I love how the technique turned out here. I have tried this technique before, but never had such great results as this. Love the colours!! hugs :)

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a great card Loll! I love the look of the technique you used, it does give a beautiful artsy background. I can see why your son loved his card. Hugs, Brenda

Jacquie said...

Another stunning design Loll, adore the background, just gorgeous.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Linda said...

I love this!!! xx

Deepti said...

Wow! Love the beauty of the background :)

shirley-bee said...

This is beautiful, Loll! I love the sharp focus of the grasses against that soft background.

Stamps and Paper said...

Great technique and such a gorgeous background Loll

Anne

Anita in France said...

Fab background Loll, those softly wafting grasses are lovely against it! Anita :)

Julia Aston said...

Love the look of this stenciled background!

Bobby said...

I love your background, Loll, and the grass really stands out against it.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

This background is amazing, Loll! Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing of the link, gonna try it :)

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This card is so pretty! The stamped image together with the stunning background is just perfect!

Barb Ghig said...

My goodness...you are really on a roll, Loll! Your background is so pretty and the simplicity of the branches is such a lovely touch! I really love this card!