Friday, August 24, 2018

CAS Mix Up Stencil Monoprint with Bisters

Stencil Monoprinting is such a fun and easy technique.
I guarantee you can NOT make just ONE background.  I am sharing 2 more cards
I made for this months CAS Mix Up Challenge:-)

My card using Bisters Pigment Powders for the Stencil Monoprint background.
If you look carefully you can see white circle Dots!

My Stenciled Bisters Positive image.

The You Tube Color Burst and Stencils 6:10 by Shelby Thomas was my guide.

I used ARTplorations "Dots All Over" Stencil for my Monoprint background
using Bisters Pigment Powders: Black, Green, Blue, Red, Mahogany, Yellow and Natural.

I laid the stencil over Strathmore Mixed Media paper and then
sprinkled the powders over the stencil and spritzed liberally with water.
Lifted stencil off paper carefully and set aside the positive image and rolled
a roll of paper towels over image to remove some of ink.  Set aside to dry.
That was the background I used for my 2nd card.

Next turned stencil over carefully onto another MM paper and pressed stencil down
with a paper towel to spread ink. 
I used my 1st pull image for my 1st card above.

I got a couple more pulls for lighter 
Stencil Monoprint images, which I can use for future projects. 

I used CUTlorations Die cutting on both cards and New STAMPlorations sentiments on 
each card and Done!

Enjoy..You still have until the 24th to play along with us at CAS Mix Up.  

I have had a wonderful time hosting the Stencil Monoprint Challenge
and have been thrilled with all the gorgeous and creative
cards made by our DT, GD, Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot) and our gallery players:-) Hugs..

Adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes

STAMPlorations Card CAS anything goes Summer Challenge


1st Card: 
Stamps: Stamplorations "Big Dreamer"
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick.  Strathmore Mixed Media
Inks: Archival Jet Black.  Bisters Pigment Powders: Black, Green, Blue, Red, Mahogany, Yellow and Natural.
Accessories: CUTplorations Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.  ARTplorations Dots all over Stencil.

2nd Card:
Stamps: STAMPlorations: "Brave One" for sentiment and butterfly.
Paper:SU Whisper White Thick, Coredinations Melon Mambo (ret) and Basic Black.  Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: Archival Jet Black.  Bisters Pigment Powders: Black, Green, Blue, Red, Mahogany, Yellow and Natural.
Accessories: CUTplorations Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies and Luggage Tags Nesting Dies.  ARTplorations Dots all over Stencil. SU ribbon and twine and dimensionals.


  1. Two more amazing stenciled prints Nancy. Love the colours through that mini dot stencil! And fantastic with the large sentiments! I have had A LOT of fun with the stencil monoprint challenge. And I keep making more.:) xx

    1. Me too, Loll My box is full of backgrounds for future cards:-) We do have fun. I want to make more with Magical:-) Hugs

  2. That stencil monoprint looks great Nancy - love the color mix and the positive stenciling as well - what a fun technique for the challenge!

  3. Love this one Nancy, not used the bisters powders but in answer to your question, re the shaker magicals and because I used the darker colours they don't seem as 'bright' as the tub magicals but deeper in colour result.. I also have 6 of the spray ones [where you add the water into the powders and shake] but find them not as good as the others. For example using them in the monoprinting technique definitely not effective at all. I have 4 undiluted so think I will use them as ordinary powder ones. Does all that make sense?

    1. Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays 2oz 5 Pack Drop Dead Diva is the pack I have...the yellow is bright once dried but my result with stencils is yet to be improved using these. x

    2. Thank you for your comment and reply to my question. Yes, it made sense. I will stick with the tubs. Hugs..

  4. Gorgeous cards Nancy, this is definitely a fun technique, Cathy x

  5. Love that blend of colours in the stencil monoprint card! And what a great sentiment - words to live by! Your second card is so much fun with those colourful dots.

  6. Such pretty colors, Nancy! You're right to do lots of backgrounds when you have those powders and spray out and one thing usually leads to another idea. It's such fun to play! Both cards are cheerful and uplifting!

  7. Thank you for hosting this fun technique and the gallery is looking wonderfully vibrant, artsy and fabulous. Love the colours and the dot stencil you've used for both of these cards. Both so different and both fabulous. Yes I agree when you start with these backgrounds you can't stop! X

    1. Thank you, Mac for your sweet reply. We do have fun with our new techniques:-) Hugs...

  8. Wow, I especially love the negative print! It makes such cool splatters. Interesting to see the positive it came from. Cute layout on that with the tag in the frame. Love the sentiments, too.

  9. Gorgeous splashy monoprint results, Nancy! I love the Bister colors you chose and the dynamic feel of the effect, which is perfect for the sentiment. The second tag card is so lovely!💕 The muted color dots look so pretty with the sharp black tag trim and the vibrant textured Melon Mambo background! Thank you so much for hosting the fun and wonderful challenge this month, my friend! I really enjoyed looking at all the cards in the gallery this morning. :-) Hugs.. Hideko

    1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment, Hideko. It has been such a fun challenge and so many gorgeous cards in the gallery and by our DT. It is going to be another difficult month of picking the winners. Hugs..

  10. Nancy, I'm in awe of both cards. I love the monoprint and your wonderful tag card :). BTW I really should by that tag!

  11. Two great cards the sentiments and how you added it as a tag style.
    xx Karen

  12. Just shows you how fun these powders can be. Love both of these cards, and I like your wonky rectangle too. I would like to get the MFT wonky, added it to the never ending wish list!

  13. Wonderful cards Nancy! Artsy yet elegant too

  14. Great cards! Love the prints and the very positive and happy sentiments. Wonderfully done, Nancy.

  15. Not just one, but TWO fabulous makes! You are spoiling us Nancy! LOVE them both! 👍 Hazel xx

  16. Loving the positive and negative bonus on this technique Nancy. These two cards are no exception. The mono printing brings beautiful surprises and so many different approaches too. Will be using this more and more. Thank you so much Nancy.
    Beautiful cards my friend xx


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