Monday, 1 November 2021

Stencil Monoprinting for CAS Mix Up ......

Happy Monday ......

Welcome to November! I hope you had a lovely weekend.  

Well Halloween has been and gone, our summertime here has officially come to an end (the clocks went back an hour at the weekend), there's only seven more Mondays until Christmas (really!!!), and ........ this is the last CAS Mix Up Challenge of 2021!!!
Don't worry we'll be back in 2022.

Loll is our host for the last challenge of the year, and it's the turn of Stencils this month.  
The theme is  ...... Stencil Monoprint, a real fun, and different, way of using your stencils.
If you've never tried this technique before, check out the CAS Mix Up Blog, where you'll find links to video tutorials, and a whole host of examples from the Design Team. 

Monoprinting is a real fun way of using stencils, it's all about applying ink onto your stencil instead of through it, spritzing with a little water and then using the stencil to print the design onto your card.   
It's also a great way of using up any leftover ink on your stencils when they have been used in the traditional way.

It's a great technique for creating quick cards too ........

I used Distress Inks for my card, simply swiped the ink pads over the back of the stencil, spritz with water, and then placed the stencil, ink side down, onto a piece of white cardstock .......... watercolour card is perfect, mixed media cardstock works well, and the one I've used is ..... Ink Me card by Hunkydory (I use this for everything!)
Just play around with what you have and see the different results. 

I like to place a piece of copier paper, or a paper towel over the top of the stencil and apply a little pressure with my hand, just to move the ink around a little and get a good coverage  ...... you could use a brayer instead of your hand if you find it easier.

Carefully lift up the stencil to reveal the design.  
Using this technique gives you a negative image of your stencil design.  Instead of colouring the stencil image, you've coloured the background  ...... cool or what!

Before I placed my stencil onto the white card, I'd masked off a strip across the bottom to give me some white space.
I tied some natural twine around the card to hide the edge of the print, and stamped my sentiment underneath ........ easy!

We have a fabulous Guest Designer this month ...... Steph (My Paper Corner) is joining in the fun so be sure to pop by and say Hello.

Thanks for popping by ....... enjoy the rest of your day.
I can't wait to see your stencil monoprints in the gallery.

Cheerio until next time ........

Products used:
Stencil: ARTplorations floral stencil (STAMPlorations)
Stamps: Sunflower Garden stamp set (Simon Says)
Inks: Distres Inks - Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
Other: Natural Twine


  1. Your print looks amazing, that is such a good stencil for the technique xx

  2. Fabulously crisp monoprint Linda. This is one of my fave stencils too! x

  3. I LOVE your stencil monoprint card using one of my favorite STAMPlorations stencils have me inspired, my friend. TFS your beauty. Wishing you a wonderful sparkly Holiday Season with all your fabulous home decor..including multiple Christmas Trees:-) Can't wait to play with you in the New Year. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  4. How beautiful with these colors! My new favorite technique. I like your idea of masking. I'm picking up so many great ideas!

  5. Gorgeous card Linda. Very beautiful stencil monoprint. Your colours are so pretty and I do love this flower stencil from STAMPlorations! xx

  6. This is one of my favorite stencils and it looks perfect in yellows and oranges. Looks wonderful with the hemp twine. Simply lovely card.

  7. A beautiful floral monoprint Linda and I love the colours too, and finished with some twine wrapped around and tied in a bow, and the white space at the bottom is the ideal place for the sentiment nice and bold in black. x

  8. All this yellow with a touch of pink makes such a cheerful, fun card, Linda! Such a wonderful example of stencil monoprint!

  9. beautiful effect with masking the area you want to mono print. Love that stencil ♥

  10. Ah your print reminds me of summer with flowers gently moving in the sunshine, it's gorgeous! Thank you for your warm welcome as GD this month ... xx

  11. What a beautiful card with an effective technique Linda. Thank you for the tips and the fabulous inspiration x.

  12. I love this stencil - how lovely in reverse! xx

  13. I have this stencil too Linda, and have used similar colours, but the fact that you left a strip at the bottom really changes it up!
    Chrissie x

  14. Great stencil and colours Linda perfect for the monoprint on your beautiful card.

  15. Another gorgeous print and masking is a great idea. I love a bit of masking!


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