Monday, 18 November 2019

A quick reminder for the CAS Stencil challenge .......

Happy Monday ......

I hope you've all had a nice weekend ...... I'm still getting over mine! (more about that later)

It's time to give you a little reminder of this month's CAS Stencil Challenge ...... the last one of 2019!

I'm your host this month and the theme is .......... Stencil Monoprinting
This is such a great technique to do, the DT are really having fun with it.
Simply apply your inks, or paints etc., directly onto your stencil, spritz with water and then place the inky side of your stencil onto your card and print the design ..... easy!
It's also a great way of using up any ink on your stencils when you've been using them in the traditional way ....... don't just wipe it all off with a cloth, give it a spritz with water and print onto a piece of card.  Great for making backgrounds!

I've used a Tim Holtz stencil here with Distress Oxide Inks ........ these work really well for this technique

I smooshed the ink over the whole of the stencil, spritzed well with water and then placed the stencil onto a piece of watercolour card. 
I laid a paper towel over the top to mop up any excess ink. and gently smoothed over the stencil to make sure that the ink spread over the whole of the design

Carefully remove the stencil, mop up any excess ink and leave to dry.
You're not always going to get a clean, crisp finish ...... it does happen, it depends on the cardstock, how much ink you've used, how much water, even the stencil design. 
I like the grungy, not quite perfect look but, that's just me!

Once the ink had dried I used a glue pen over the petals of the poinsettia flowers, and then sprinkled over the top with some clear crystal glitter

A few dots of gold glitter glue for the centres.

To add a bit more interest to the card I decided to cut the poinsettia panel in two, and instead of cutting straight across, I went with a bit of an angle.

I die cut part of my sentiment, once from white cardstock and once from gold mirri. Layered the two together and placed it in between the two panels.  The rest of the sentiment I stamped and added underneath.

Here's another card made using the same technique, and the same ink (DOXs), just a different stencil

I did everything exactly the same, except I used Mixed Media cardstock, and I got a much crisper finish on this one.

You never know what results you're going to get and I think that's all part of the fun of this technique!

Check out the CAS Stencil Blog for more fabulous Monoprinting ideas from the rest of the DT, and our lovely Guest Designer ...... Lucie (LucieG Cards)

Happy stenciling!

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.

We had our first frost this morning ....... I looked out the window at 7.30am and everywhere was white over, it all looked so pretty!  Not so nice when Hubby had to de-ice the car before he left for work though ..... Winter is coming!

Cheerio until next time .....

Products used:
Card 1
Stencils: Poinsettia stencil (Tim Holtz)
Stamps: Christmas Cheer (Simon Says Stamp) 
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks - Aged Mahogany  
Other: merry die , gold mirri card, white card, Clear Rock Candy Glitter (Ranger); Gold stickles Glitter Glue

Card 2 
Stencils: Roses Layering stencil (Tim Holtz)
Stamps: Simple Strips (Taylored Expressions) 
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks - Aged Mahogany, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint 
Other: Stitched Wonly Rectangles die (STAMPorations), Gold Twine, Clear Crystal Glaze (Nuvo)


Robyn Oliver said...

A great technique this month Linda, your cards are wonderful the effect you achieved - I like the not perfect looks too and the added sparkle to the flowers lifts the panel from background to showpiece.... I must really try to use different card stock, I don't think I have Mixed Media (what brand do you use I might be able to source some in Australia).. hugs Robyn

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely cards Linda! LOVE the glittery poinsettias on your Christmas card and the lovely monoprint stenciled roses on your 2nd card - what a great challenge you had for us this month!

Christine Alexander said...

great inspiration with your monoprints Linda, I love the poinsettia. Just off to make one just like it :)

Barb Ghig said...

I love the effects of using Distress Oxide Inks for your monoprinting and your sparkly Poinsettia's are gorgeous, Linda! I also love the crisp, clean effect you achieved on the roses using Mixed Media cardstock...two really beautiful cards!
Thank you so much for introducing this technique to us...I had a lot of fun with it ~ Barb xx

Viv said...

Loved this challenge Linda - I have several more made to post! A wonderful job on these two cards - the glitter on your pretty poinsettia is now something I will steal to do and I want that roses stencil!!

Bonnie said...

Two beautiful monoprint cards, Linda! Love the poinsettias with a more watery look and cut at an angle! The second card has lovely soft colors and you've used another beautiful stencil!

Mac Mable said...

I'm sure winter has arrived here in Scotland, it has been freezing today x Wonderful cards Linda, both of them and I love the effect of the fun technique. Yes I also like the grungy, not perfect result, as it adds a uniqueness and creativity to the cards, especially the first one x.

Daria said...

These are beautiful. Thanks for pointing out the kind of paper you used for each card.

Pat said...

Wow Linda I love these especially the first with the glitter over the top of the poinsettia flowers, and then your roses are also very pretty on the second. Two fabulous stencil monoprints and love the colours. x

Loll said...

Two beautiful stencil monoprint cards Linda! The Christmas poinsettia card is gorgeous with the artsy look of the glittery poinsettias and the angled sentiment. Your rose card is beautiful. Perfect mix of colours! Thanks again for hosting this fun challenge! xx

nancy littrell said...

Two very different and beautiful stencil monoprint cards, Linda. Love seeing the different crispness you got using the watercolor paper and the mixed media paper. I usually use mixed media paper for monoprinting, but they both have their beautiful effects. I agree..monoprinting is so fun because you have very little control on how they are going to turn out. I also like the grunge effect. TFS and hosting one of my very favorite techniques. Hugs..Nancy

Cathy said...

Love both of these cards Linda and TFS the tips about the different paper types. Such a cool idea to add glue and glitter to the poinsettias and I love the cut design, Cathy x