I am so delighted to be a Guest Designer for this month’s CAS Stencil Challenge. The host this month is Linda and the technique that she is introducing is stencil monoprinting.
Basically, you apply a layer of ink, paint, or other colour medium to your stencil, spritz generously with water, flip it over and press it onto watercolour paper…..
Now it’s been a good few years since I tried this technique and I almost called this post ‘Mission Impossible’ as I got through a LOT of ink, baby wipes, paper towels and watercolour paper until I produced a background I felt was worthy of using….. I think I may be too much of a perfectionist for this technique! I love the soft, arty patterns I achieved with each impression but I felt I couldn’t really see the beautiful design of the stencil.
I used the beautiful Carta Bella Christmas Sky stencil and paired it with the Memory Box Pine Tree Hill die and a sentiment from The Ton Stamps.
The CAS Stencil DT has come up with some amazing inspiration over on the challenge blog. I hope you can play along!
Thanks for stopping by!