Thursday, September 06, 2018

Another Stenciled Sunflower

Hi everyone.  Another stenciled monoprint, sunflower card.

This is the same stencil I used on THIS CARD ... and it's one of the same techniques as well.  This is done with stencil monoprint.  Swiped with distress inks, spritzed with water and flipped it over onto cold press watercolour paper.  Pressed down over and over with paper towel to absorb any excess ink that would come through the stencil.  This left a really good, clean impression of the sunflower, while colouring the background.  I stamped a simple sentiment in the same brown that was used for the center of the sunflower and then attached my card front to a card base.  I rounded the top right corner to finish the card.

Had a wonderful tip from my friend Trina about doing stencil monoprints.  She layers her stencil on a piece of paper towel before starting.  She does the same swipe with ink and spritz with water, but having the towel underneath means that lots of the excess ink is absorbed from underneath before she flips the stencil over onto her paper.  It really help to keep your image sharp.  Thanks for this great tip Trina!!

This is a very quick and fun technique.

Here's a close-up ...
I'm sending the card over to The Flower Challenge (#24 - Anything Goes).






Stamps:  Enjoy Gift (Stampendous)
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press); White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers, Gathering Twigs (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Mini Joyful Sunflower stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), water mister, corner rounder

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #24 - Anything Goes

27 comments:

  1. Fabulous, LOVE what you do with this stencil, Loll - you always end up with gorgeous results!

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  2. WOW - gorgeous - I have that stencil and so glad to see you use it - thanks for inspiring me with your lovely card today, Loll!

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  3. This is so beautiful Loll! great way to use a stencil and such a pretty sunflower too. Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

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  4. Gorgeous stenciled monoprint sunflower, Loll. I do not add a paper towel layer, but do add a piece of usually mixed media paper under the stencil and then I get a Twofer...one positive and one negative image. I want to try Trina's method too, because I LOVE how clear your image turned out. TFS my friend. Hugs..

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  5. Great hint - made for a fabulous card!

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  6. Beautiful - and such a perfect simple easy-to-make card! I too will use Trina's suggestion and always put paper towel under it. Thanks for agreeing to do stencil monoprints (again!) on Monday - I've got a much better handle on them now.

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  7. Love the clean lines of the sunflower with the beautiful negative space, Loll! That sentiment is fantastic too! Thanks for sharing Trina's tip. Hope I can remember it!

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  8. You do get some fabulous, crisp images with this technique, Loll and thanks too for the tip from Trina. That's a great idea! Love the happy colors on this one and love that sentiment too.

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  9. This is absolutely GORGEOUS Loll!! That stencil has quickly become my favorite sunflower image since last months challenge and I'm so glad I invested in it! Your colors are fabulous and the simple sentiment says it all. Loved Trina's tip too and will definitely try it out! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

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  10. Stunning result Loll, and thanks for sharing that tip
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  11. This is the most beautiful stencil and what a great image you got. So sharp and clear! The sentiment is wonderful and one we need to keep in mind every day.

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  12. Bold and gorgeous, Loll ... the crispness of that lovely sunflower monoprint is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  13. A beautiful card Loll. Love the stencil. x

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  14. This stencil is so perfect for the unique and fabulous technique. Great tip from Trina and such a beautiful card x.

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  15. I bought this stencil thanks to your beautiful post using it Loll! Have not used it yet - but after seeing your second card - I think I'm going to run up to my craft room now!! Thanks for your always inspiring posts! Julia xx

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  16. Beautiful monoprint, sunflower, Loll. Such a pretty card.

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  17. I love this sunflower, and what an amazing print, the colours are fab xx

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  18. stunning Loll, I love the mix of colours :)

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  19. This card is just stunning Loll! I love that sunflower stencil. I haven't yet had a play with this technique, but will keep that tip in mind along with the other tips you gave me! Hugs, Brenda

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  20. Wow! Spectacular sunflower monoprint, Loll! You got amazing details. Beautiful blend of colours. So glad my little tip helps! 🤗

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  21. Fabulous sunflower monoprint card, Loll! The colors are so vibrant that they look like Brushos. I love that you added Peacock Feathers to the warm colors and that the image is clear and still has the monoprint's unique effect. The matching color of the sentiment is a nice touch too. Thank you for sharing Trina's tip. I'll try that next time I make monoprint backgrounds. Hideko xx

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  22. I really need to use my stencils more & sounds like a technique I might be able to do. Thank you for the inspiration, Loll!

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous card, Loll! Your stencil monoprinting brought out so much texture in the petals and your color palette is stunning! I need to practice this technique, especially for my fall cards...thanks for inspiring me :)

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  24. Another stunner, Lolly! You should try doing it on canvas! Wouldn't this be great hung on the wall?! Hugs, Dolly

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  25. I admire all your cards using this stencil. I love how you manage to move the pattern of the diaries with the technique of stencil monoprint. Such a beautiful card, I love delicate, translucent watercolor colors. Your card is ideally suited as a framed picture. Darnell is absolutely right
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  26. Bright and sunny, I have discovered the beautiful effects of stencil mono printing. This card is no exception, like the sentiment says, this is truly a gift. Such a vibrant beauty! xx

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