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Unread 05-29-2016, 05:18 PM   #1
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Hello Stamping Friends.


Welcome to another TLC. It is my first post as an 'official' member of the team. I hope you get a chance to play along.


So, today the challenge is called:


TLC588; Stencil Monoprinting


One of the new trends that I am seeing a lot of these day is to use your stencils to monoprint. I love being able to use the supplies I already have in different ways. It is a very easy technique to use and gives your projects the look of a watercolored background. It is also very easy to stamp over the inked bkg which I really like. You can even try layering your monoprints by using 2 different stencils.


Basically, you ink the back of a stencil with ink, spray with a generous amount of water, then press onto your paper. It is helpful to press a paper towel over the top and rub gently to move the ink around your paper. Applying different amounts of water will give you different looks to your finished inky paper.


My friend Lee Anne did a wonderful tutorial and a video here on SCS.


In the video, Lee Anne uses Distress ink but feel free to try using other water based inks, Distress stains, colour sprays etc. to give you different effects and looks.


* If you don't own any stencils you could make your own by punching or die cutting shapes on one of those little plastic sheets that come with your stamp sets. It is very easy and fun to create your own stencil designs.



I created 2 cards using this technique:

Stencil Monoprinting

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Unread 05-29-2016, 05:56 PM   #2
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I want to play along in your official challenge Karen ... so I will make some time in the morning. I love doing this technique too, if only I could remember what it is called!
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Unread 05-29-2016, 07:09 PM   #3
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Here is my Thanks a Bunch Stencil Mono Print

My set of Thanks a Bunch Stencil Mono Prints
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Thanks for the challenge! Here´s mine;


CAS379, TLC588 Summer by Biggan - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Fun Challenge! and another first for me since I don't own any stencil and had to make my own (too early here for the stores to be open . . .) Here's my results using the gridwork left behind from my large dimensionals:
Tulip Time by bubblestx4 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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Fun challenge; will be using this technique again and again! Here's my card:

TLC588 CAS379 Happy Watercolor vky by Vickie Y - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Thanks Karen, this was fun!
Here's mine:
TLC588 - CAS379 wishing by donidoodle - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I almost didn't do this -- I did try once with the water and it was hideous ... so I went with the white paint.

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Inspired by the wild roses blooming at the harbor- I used a dc rose, applied ink pad directly, sprayed with water, blotted, and used rolling pin to get the image to the paper. Added a rose dp square, and some gems, along with a lace/brad combo. Here's Roses
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Here is my MAY FLOWERS FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY.
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Great technique, Karen; I haven't done this since I first tried nearly a year ago - must keep it in mind!

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Thanks, Karen and Lee-Anne. I love this technique.
Here's my card.
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Loved this technique! Thanks for the challenge and the video link.

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Karen, this is an awesome technique and so easy. Now I have several pieces ready to be used. Here is today's card.
AlphaWk19S Children's Laughter by yellowrose46 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Not a stencil, hope effort counts. Wanted to play, here's mine:
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Here is mine! I loved this technique!
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Thanks, Karen for a very fun technique. Will try it with different colored inks. Here is my card.
TLC588, stencil stamping by Holstein - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Made 2 trucks with the stencil monoprint technique using my new Truck die from Cottage Kutz. Added a dc dog, and a paper strip background. Dedicated to my friends in Bozeman, Montana, who love to bring their dogs in their pickups! Here's Lucky Dog
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My trees printed nicely, I think: TLC588 it is well
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Here's my card made with my homemade burger box "stencil". I may have learned something today.
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I'm so excited to see you as a new member of the TLC Team Karen. You will be an awesome addition my friend. I plan to play in your challenge. Might be a day or so. I love this technique too. Hugs, Nancy
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Wow, this was a fun technique that I will have to try again- thanks Karen and welcome to the TLC Team!!

Here is my card:
TLC588_CAS379 In His Word by Julie Gearinger - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Thanks for hosting this challenge, Karen. Here is my take on it: Hollyhock
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Thanks for a great challenge, Karen!

Made this late last night after fitting in both regular housework and the monthly supermarket shop, I'll take a proper daylight photo tomorrow!!

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Combined challenges today.
Just Beecause by muscrat - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Made a second card for the challenge!
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Love the results but it always takes me a few attempts to get the balance of ink and water right! Here's mine:

TLC588 Monoprint Flowers
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My first go at this technique - need to practice but glad I tried it
TLC588_Nick by Jay_Bee - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I had so much fun with this! (And and made a giant mess!!)
I made three cards:
TLC588 Many Thanks by IndigosMom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
TLC588 Sending Happy Thoughts by IndigosMom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Love this technique, Karen, thank you! Here is my card.
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