Hello everyone. I have been wanting to try the stencil monoprint technique so with this month’s CAS Mix Up Challenge being sprays, I finally gave it a try. Initially, I attempted this technique numerous times with Color Bursts powder inks, but I was unsuccessful at achieving anything decent. I ended up using good old distress inks.
For this technique, I cut a piece of watercolor paper larger than an A2 size. I was planning to die cut it with a stitched rectangle die afterwards and a larger size makes it easier. Next, I took the butterfly stencil and applied Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron distress inks randomly to the backside of the stencil. Then I sprayed enough water on the stencil until the water beads up. I picked up the stencil and flipped it over and placed it on top of the watercolor paper. I took a piece of paper towel and pressed down on top to absorb any water that seeps out. And that’s it for the technique. I left it to dry while I completed the card.
To avoid covering up the beautiful watercolor monoprint background, I stamped the sentiment on vellum with VersaMark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I die cut the vellum with a stitched strip die, but for some reason the stitch detail did not transfer over to the vellum very well.
I wanted the centre butterfly to stand out a little more, so I lined up the stencil and used a VersaMarker to fill in the butterfly. I then heat emboss that one butterfly with white embossing powder. To finish, I added a few gold sequins and mounted the panel with fun foam to a top folding white card base.
I am playing in the following challenges:
CAS Mix Up – August 2016 Stamping + Sprays + Your Choice (die-cut, heat embossing)
Cards in Envy – Wings
QKR Stampede – Challenge #203 Things with Wings
STAMPlorations CAS Challenge – Anything Goes with Option Gold
STAMPlorations Anything Goes – Never-ending