Monday, November 4, 2019

CAS Stencil Challenge: Monoprint

The CAS Stencil Challenge: Monoprint is being hosted by the very talent, Linda.

Stencil Monoprinting is one of my very favorite techniques!

Here is my CAS Monoprint Card.

I placed ARTplorations "Leaf Prints Stencil" over Strathmore Mixed Media and
secured with masking tape.  Then sprinkled Brushos Brilliant Red and Orange
pigment powders thru the stencil.  Generously spritzed with water.

Next removed the stencil carefully by lifting the edges of the masking tape.
Then flipped over onto A2 mixed media paper and placed paper towel
over the stencil and rubbed the ink gently around with my hands and
lifted off stencil.

Important Tip: Carefully blot the excess ink off the 1st Positive image
layer and the Monoprint layer. Then let Both images dry.

I should have taken photos of both backgrounds before I blotted them and let them dry.
Next time...promise...if I remember!

I die cut part of the monoprint background using my new to me Reverse Confetti,
Lacy Scallop Frame Confetti Cuts Die.

Next stamped and heat embossed in MISTI the Altenew "Leaf Canopy" sentiment.
Popped up the main image with white craft foam
and attached to SU Whisper White 100# Card Base and Done!

I loved the artsy look of the leaves and the framing.
Hope you can join us at CAS Stencil.  You have until the 24th to play along!  Hugs..


Sharing at STAMPlorations Anything Goes       

Stamps: Altenew Leaf Canopy..sentiment
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media, SU Whisper White 100#.
Inks: Brushos: Brilliant Red and Orange.  Versafine Black ink.
Accessories: ARTplorations Leaf Prints Stencil.  Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Frame Confetti Cuts Die.  MISTI. Masking Tape. White Craft Foam. Connect Glue Gina K.


  1. Sure is an artsy and unique effect with the fun technique. The die cut frame looks so pretty and I so love the vibrancy of this stunning card. A glorious card Nancy and thank you for the tip x.

  2. Really like the vibrant artsy look to this Nancy. Lovely!

  3. I agree with Viv, a very artsy card... love the bright colours with the white and that cool die cut border, a fabulous card Nancy, hugs Robyn

  4. I love using Brushos with this technique, they work so well.
    Your colours are so bold and vibrant, perfect for that stencil. I love the little die cut panel too xx

  5. Nancy this is such a bright and gorgeous red! It might be saved for Valentine's Day?! and loved for any occasion! xx

    1. I was thinking about saving for V-tines Day too:-) I love the Brushos Brilliant Red! Hugs..Nancy

  6. Gorgeous monoprint, Nancy! Love the bright shades of red with this fabulous leafy stencil. xx

  7. Beautiful card, Nancy! Great idea to use Brushos to get such a vibrant color and I love that you chose the Leaf Prints stencil! Gorgeous frame, too!
    Thanks so much for sharing your tip with us :) Barb xx

  8. The monoprint leaves look amazing with that diecut border Nancy, so pretty. Love the bold red too, Cathy x

  9. Your stencil monoprint of the leaves looks lovely in the red Nancy - and your die cut framing is so pretty with the scallop edge! xx

  10. This is beautiful, Nancy! Love the monoprint and that frame!

  11. Beautiful monoprint Nancy, I don't use red very often but seeing this is a real inspiration :)

  12. I'm really going to have to try this... I love your card!

  13. Wonderful stencil monoprint! The red is perfect with the sentiment.

  14. This is such a cool way to give a stencil card a different look. I didn't notice the leaves at first and wondered by it was called Leaf Print. I must have been temporarily blind, 'cause now it's so obvious. I love the red, too!

    1. Funny how our eyes can trick us sometimes. Such a fun and easy card to make. Hugs...

  15. Fabulous results with stencil monoprint, Nancy! Love the design and the vibrant colors! The black bold sentiment is perfect, in contrast to the artsy image. The lacy scallop is so pretty. Thanks for the useful tip!
    Hideko xx

    1. Thank you Hideko..After you sent me some die cut frames using this wonderful Lacy Scallop Frame die cut set I just had to have my own set. TFS the frames and the inspiration, my friend. We do enable each other:-) Hugs...Nancy

  16. I love this, the stencil, the colour and that die. they all add together to make one pretty amazing card xx


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