Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CAS Mix Up August Stencil Monoprint

Gorgeous and Artsy creations by our DT 
and wonderfully creative Guest Designer Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot)



 Using Stencil Monoprint with Distress Oxides, Stamping, heat embossing and Dies.

I loved the pretty soft Distress Oxide colors: Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral
and Twisted Citron.

My Stencil Monoprint Technique.

I placed my Penny Black "Verdant" stencil over a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media
and secured with masking tape onto my craft mat.

Next used my Clarity Stencil Brushes to add my DOX's.
I love how the brushes add a smooth blended look.

Then removed tape and stencil and set stenciled flowers aside.

Next spritzed DOX inks left on stencil liberally with water using my TH Spritzer.
Then turned stencil over onto another piece of MM paper.
Placed paper towel over stencil and rubbed with my hand (can use brayer) to
add wet ink from stencil to paper.

Removed stencil and blotted excess ink with paper towel until I had a soft
negative monoprint image.

I did get a 2nd pull for an even lighter image,  but liked this one the best.

Finished my card by die cutting a small layer for the positive image
and a larger layer for the negative image.

Kept it simple by just adding a heat embossed sentiment and Wink of Stella.
Attached large layer and popped up small layer with fun foam and Done!

Tips:
1) Use roll of paper towels and roll across image to blot excess ink.

2)  Stamped my sentiment with DOX Abandoned Coral and heat embossed
with Clear EB powder. Did not need pigment ink.  Worked great!

I am so pleased with the results of my CAS design.
My card will be for a Summer Birthday!

You have until the 24th to play along.  We would love to see your
CAS Mix Up creations.  Be sure and check out the videos and our DT and GD cards.
Remember...Clean and Simple designs, please.

Hugs...





Supplies:
Stamps: Penny Black "Happy Snippets"
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Whisper White Thick card base.
Inks: T.H. Distress Oxides: Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron
Accessories: Penny Black Verdant Stencil and Antique Frames Dies. Clarity Brush, TH Spritzer, Fun Foam. SU Clear EB powder and heat tool. Wink of Stella.


23 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors on your stencil and negative stencil prints Nancy! So lovely layered over each other cut with Antique frame dies. A fun and creative technique for the challenge this month! Julia xx

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    1. I love how you can get a positive and negative prints with this technique. I used the negative for the background and the positive for the main image. So fun! LOVED your stencil monoprint photo tutorial on your card, Julia. TFS and your kind comment. Hugs...

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  2. Yes I agree how great it is to get the two cards out of the one fun technique. Thank you Nancy for hosting this technique...learning lots and loving it x. Your card is absolutely beautiful...loving the colours and the beautiful effect. Thank you too for the tips x.

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  3. This is a gorgeous card Nancy. A twofer with your positive and negative. Beautiful bright colours that are so happy! Love this challenge ... great pick! xx

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  4. Simply stunning, all the softness of this card appeals so much to me. A brilliant approach too, waste not what not :D ...Definitely "happy times" with this beauty, xx

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  5. great twofer Nancy, I love the fact you can get two amazing images from one print . Love it :)

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  6. Gorgeous card, Nancy! Love how you mimed the negative of your focal in the background. That is brilliant! The end result is so eye-appealing. Love this.

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  7. Awesome technique Nancy! love the colours, Cathy x

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  8. I also LOVE the soft look of that very pretty background Nancy! It is a fabulous contrast to the beautiful, bright colours in your cheerful focal piece! Thank you so very much for stopping by today, I don't deserve everyone's loyalty, but am humbled and grateful to have it! Have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx

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  9. I really like how you did this all faded in the background and more prominent on the focal panel. Pretty colors and I think I see sparkle!

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    1. Thanks for the reminder, Leslie. I did add Wink of Stella:-) Hugs

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  10. I love how you've used the positive and negative of the stencil on this card, Nancy! The monoprint has such a soft look that's repeated in the brighter colors on the top layer! This is beautiful, my friend! Great challenge too!

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  11. Love the soft colours of the negative monoprint! And adding the sponged positive image is so clever! A perfect summer card! I'll be playing along sometime soon!

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  12. What a beeeeeeeeeeeautiful card Nancy. Love the softness and those super crazy wonky dies. Your mono stenciling is amazing. What a fabulous challenge this month. Always fun trying something new. Count me in too.

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    1. I can't wait to see what you create, my friend:-) Hugs...

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  13. What a soft and pretty stencil monoprint background, Nancy! Layering the positive stenciled panel over the negative one is such a creative idea! Love the contrast between the softness and the brightness. Just looking at this card makes me so happy! Hugs.. Hideko

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    1. I have it on our dining room table with a small arrangement of roses in the same colors...hmmmm. I should take photo! TFS your sweet comment my friend. Hugs..

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  14. Oh that's so clever and what a beautiful card Nancy... love the colour choice too!

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  15. Fantastic challenge, Nancy! So creative and clever of you to put both the negative and positive pieces on your card. Beautiful card BTW! And what a great idea not to clean the stencil after ink blending and just spritz it to do the negative monoprint — genius! Why didn’t Inthink of that!? Great job my friend! xx

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    1. Thank you Trina for your sweet comment. I saw the positive and negative techniques on a video. It is great how you can get 2 or more cards and do not waste all that ink:-) Hope you get to play, my friend. Hugs...

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  16. Oooooooo ... this is a beauty plus Nancy. The colours speak to me, I love those colours and I love the postive and the negative. Wonderful!

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    1. I love this color combo too. Would love to have you play along with us this month too, Kia. You are so creative with making beautiful backgrounds. Thanks for your sweet comment too. Hugs..

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  17. Hi Nancy! Hideko inspired me to try this technique, but I must thank you for giving me the boost I needed to eek out a little extra time to make a card for your challenge!
    Your card is exquisite!
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Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy