It is April already and time for a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers CAS. This month it's also about stencil monoprinting. This is a really easy technique and one you can do with any plastic or metal stencil. (Hmm, I wonder if you could use glossy paper to make your own stencil for this technique.)
I'm in a spring mood but also mindful that Christmas arrives before you know it so I combined the two. What?! What?! I used bright and happy Distress Inks and randomly ran them horizontally over my stencil, following the lines of the faux stitching. I overlapped in some places but not too much to avoid muddy colors and icking up my pads. I followed that up with a few liberal spritzes of water. I have a roll of Bounty always at the ready in my craft space (yes, I have a cat) so I used that to absorb any excess ink that oozed out when I pressed the stencil onto my paper. Bright and fun and imperfectly perfect! I used a textured cardstock behind the sentiment because it reminded me of ribbing. Easier to see irl.
I hope you have a ton of ideas with this technique to share with us at HLS--looking forward to seeing what you link up!
The Details: Avery Elle dies, Recollections 110lb white and black cardstock, Distress Inks picked raspberry, mustard seed, mermaid lagoon, mowed lawn, Tim Holtz stencil and watercolor paper