Saturday 2 April 2016

HLS Stencil Monoprint

Over at Happy Little Stampers there is a new CAS challenge entitled
Stencil Monoprint!
This was a new technique to me and I looked at a couple of video tutorials to see what to do. It was great fun and vastly different effects can be achieved by using different mediums with basically the same process.
For this one I used a stencil from Stamplorations and inked it randomly with Wild Honey, Vintage Photo and Fossilised Amber Distress inks, spritzed it liberally with water, then took a print from it with absorbent card. dabbing away any excess water with a paper towel. I was really pleased with the result.
The little bird is from Technique Tuesday and the sentiment from Apple Blossom Craft Collection.
This is also for Stamplorations and CAS Mixup

Here I used the same stencil with Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar inks. Rather than inking through the stencil, you are actually using the stencil to stamp with!
The sentiment is from Crafter's Companion and the flower from Sizzix.
Here is another stencil from Stamplorations, I used Acrylic paints for this one together with a Gelli Plate. I used red, orange and yellow and then brayered them over the surface of the plate, placed down the stencil and took a print from it.  The sentiment is again from Crafter's Companion. I took several other prints too and particularly like this next one.
I love the effect of this one, although it's not terribly CAS, but I think that the print from the Gelli plate once the stencil had been removed is super. The colour where the flowers were, was removed taking other prints with the stencil still in place.
Butterflies from All Occasion Dies, sentiment from Tattered Lace and Winnie And Walter.
Needless to say, I have a few other incarnations which will be used at some point in the future.

Happy Little Stampers Birthday month long celebration

Prize for each challenge this month is 

$30 gift certificate to the winner

$10 gift certificate to each of our Favourites
I hope you'll have a go at this technique, you'll certainly get more mileage from your stencils!


  1. I've been considering getting a gelli plate and all this fabulousness has probably pushed me over the edge! Love them all but that last one just stole my heart with its bright grungy red. Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations!!

  2. WOW! I think you kind of love this monoprint stencil technique Chrissie - you've certainly showcased your brilliant talent and crafty stash here. Oh BTW your linky isn't working from HLS. Sarah x

  3. Great job with this technique Chrissie! All your cards are beautiful. Especially love your gelli print backgrounds. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  4. WOW! You have been busy Chrissie! Fabulous makes and I just love that sweet bird on your first card, he really made me smile! Have a great week! Hazel xx
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  5. WOW Chrissie, I even cannot name my favorite here :) All of them are so different and beautiful! Gorgeous creations!

  6. Wow, So many wonderful cards, each has the power to to improve the humor. Excellent card, very elegant, as always :-)

  7. What wonderful results you've gotten from these techniques, Chrissie! I don't know that I could pick a favorite. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  8. What a gorgeous collection of cards Chrissie .... love the gelli plate designs. You might just have inspired me to get mine out of the cupboard!!! xx

  9. Gorgeous cards, fun colours and loving the technique. Very cute first card x

  10. The stencil monoprint is new to me, too, Chrissie, but I will admit that I am intrigued with the results you have achieved! Off to YouTube! hehe

  11. Finally catching up with my HLS teamies, so sorry I'm late!
    Wow, so many wonderful makes here Chrissie. I love then all but the last one drew me in. I'm a bit scared of working with red but this looks terrific! xx

  12. So full of fun and great colors !! Thanks so much for playing with us at STAMPlorations! :)
    Suchi xx


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