Flutterby Monoprint

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.

Stencil monoprint card for challenges: CAS Mix Up August 2016, Cards in Envy Wings, QKR #203 Things with Wings, STAMPlorations CAS Gold and STAMPlorations Anything Goes Never-ending.

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.

Stencil monoprint card for challenges: CAS Mix Up August 2016, Cards in Envy Wings, QKR #203 Things with Wings, STAMPlorations CAS Gold and STAMPlorations Anything Goes Never-ending.

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

Stencil monoprint card for challenges: CAS Mix Up August 2016, Cards in Envy Wings, QKR #203 Things with Wings, STAMPlorations CAS Gold and STAMPlorations Anything Goes Never-ending.

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

 

 

 

12 thoughts on “Flutterby Monoprint

  1. Love this …. the colours are fab and I love the touch of embossing. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS challenge xx

  2. Love the way you used the versamarker and embossing powder on that one butterfly – a great idea to use with a stencil! Beautiful colours and fabulous monoprint! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

  3. Wow! Love the colors and the butterfly…a favorite of mine! Your monoprint is awesome.

  4. What a beautiful combination of mixed media, Trina! I love that large butterfly in the center and the sentiment on vellum is perfect! And what a beautiful mix of colors! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. This is just gorgeous! Your background is totally beautiful and I love the effect of the embossing for that center butterfly! Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

  6. White embossing the center butterfly really makes it pop against that beautiful background! Thanks for playing along with our Wings challenge over at Cards in Envy! ~ Annie

  7. Soft, subtle and beautiful! Thanks for joining the QKR challenge this week.
    Dorothy S, DT member

  8. Gorgeous mix of colours for your monoprint Trina. This is such a great technique, and I love that you paired it with some heat embossing. Just doing the one butterfly really makes it stand out … so creative! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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