Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August CAS Mix Up - Stencil Monoprint

Wow -  It's already August - halfway through the summer - and also time for a new CAS Mix Up challenge!
Nancy is our host this month and her challenge is Stencil Monoprint!   And if you don't quite know what that is -  check out the blog where there are several links to YouTube videos showing ways to use this technique!
I checked out this video by Shelby Thomas that is posted over at the CAS Mix Up blog and created my card in a similar fashion.  I ended up with red brick with grey grout using this technique!
I used Brushos on my Intersecting Bricks stencil twice - a postive and a negative print of the stencil - and before you get confused - I've got several photos to show you the process I used to end up with this monoprint!
So, oddly enough I started out with Grey Brusho, sprinkling it over the stencil onto the watercolor card panel under the stencil. 
I spritzed with water to activate the Brusho Powder.
Then I removed stencil and you see this result below.  
 (I will use this grey panel another day)
Put this panel safely aside as you move on to make a negative print.
 (dry the panel with your heat tool after you finish your negative print)
You'll see lots of watery paint on the stencil that you just used to make the grey print.
Quickly turn it over on top of a clean panel of water color paper and press over it with a paper towel.
Remove the stencil and you will find this negative print. Dry it with your heat tool.
So here is the beginning of the panel I used on my card! 
I then laid the stencil over this panel matching up the stencil with the lines on the panel.
Now it looks like there is just a clean sheet under your stencil.
Then I shook Brilliant Red Brushos over the stencil and activated it by spritzing with water.
I dried it with my heat tool - and finally - here is the panel I used on my card!
Red brick with grey grout!
Dry it with your heat tool.
So just to confuse you more!  Now you have a stencil with red Brushos on it - that you can flip over and make another negative print!
For this one - after I dried this print - I laid the stencil back over it and sponged over it with Distress Frayed Burlap
And ended up with this panel (tan brick with red grout!) that I will use on another day.
So here's my card again 
(SORRY!  it's been such a long post I'm sure you've forgotten what I made!!??
And since I had cut my panel in half to make this a CAS design - I made a 2nd card and left off the flower die cut to make it masculine.
I hope I haven't scared you away - this is really simple - it just takes lots of words to explain! And I'm sure you'll grab all your stencils to see how each one works with this technique! 

You'll find lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team as well as our August Guest Designer:  Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot)  along with links to several technique videos, over at  The CAS Mix Up Blog.

You have until August 24th to link up your CAS Stencil Monoprint card - and I can't wait to see what you do!!

I'm linking my card to:
Happy Little Stampers

Simon Says Stamp
Make Your Own Background

Stamps:Sentiment Staples - PTI
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, Soft Stone and White - PTI
Ink: Hero Hues Black
Accessories: Intersecting Brick Circles Stencil - Stencil Girls, Flower Die - Ali Express, Brushos - Gray and Brilliant Red, foam dots, Tombow Glue, water mister.


nancy littrell said...

Thank you, thank you, Julia for your fabulous photo tutorial of the stencil monoprint technique. I am going to add the link to your tutorial to our video technique links:-)

I LOVE your positive and negative pieces and color choices. Both your finished brick cards are so beautiful and wonderfully textured. Cards that need to be lovingly touched:-) Thank you again, my friend. Hugs...

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for the step by a technique girl I love seeing the process and I have learnt lots. Such a fabulous stencil and what glorious colours with those brusho's. I also found it interesting just by leaving off the flower die how it made it a fabulous masculine card. Looking forward to seeing your creations with the other stencil mono printing Julia. Both cars are so vibrant and absolutely stunning. Thank you for commenting on my 'new' are going to love it x

Loll said...

Fantastic tutorial Julia. LOVE your red brick cards ... perfect to use for anyone. And you also have a couple of leftover prints for another day. :) Bonus! xx

Jo Manna said...

I wondered how you had accomplish this incredible brick wall. So precious of you to walk us through your approach. Definitely a success STORY :D
Great design too, keeping the accent of this precious piece. Bravo, I love it! xx

Christine Alexander said...

great instructions, Love your brick wall mono print, such a beautiful background. I hope I have time to play. I have a new craft room in the making :)

Jane Willis said...

What a fantastic technique, thanks for the clear instructions.

Cathy said...

Such a clever use of the technique to get the contrasting grout colour! Will be tucking this tip away for use in the future, TFS Cathy x

Redanne said...

Wow Julia, that really is a great technique and it looks fabulous with the red and grey, those bricks look so dimensional and realistic on your gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for sharing your steps! Hugs, Anne xx

Bonnie said...

Wow! I'm impressed with your success at using Brushos on a stencil, Julia! And what fantastic brick images you've created! Two fantastic card! Thanks for the explanation and pictures!

Susan said...

What a wonderful batch of backgrounds you got with your stencil monoprints! The CAS Mix Up card is lovely. And thank you for the explanation - I love it when bloggers add lots of info!

Ina G said...

Thank you Julia for the great tutorial on how this amazing piece of art was created. Stunning both cards. Truly brilliant layouts.

butterfly said...

Fabulous stencilling and "printing" to create your brickwork backgrounds - they're so effective. What a great card.
Alison x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Amazing brick wall in terms of both colors and design, Julia! The Brusho Gray is composed of so many colors, and the vibrant Brilliant Red goes so well. And thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photo tutorial! It shows the process clearly and it's very useful! Hideko xx

Stampin Mindy said...

Those are some awesome brick designs -- I love how versatile you have made the different looks. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -- Good Luck!

♥ Mindy

Susanne Vargas said...

Thanks so much for the photo tutorial! The background you created are fantastic and your cards stunning!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Now that I've found where I mislaid my Brushos (!), I'm casing these cards!!! WOWZER!

Helen said...

You have created a very eye-catching card, Julia! Great work! Thanks so much for sharing your great tutorial. I'll have to give it a try soon! Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge this month. Helen