Friday, April 11, 2014

A Fun Technique with Stencils


A bit more stencilling. Found a cool technique with distress inks, water and stencil.

Here is my card. The front.




The inside.


I love how the background turned out. I sponged water coloured paper with distress ink (crushed olive), all over, placed the stencil by KaiserCraft on top and sprayed water all over, waited a couple of minutes, then wiped with paper towel and dried with heat gun.

Here is the result of the background. How cool, I love it.


I stamped the butterflies (STAMPlorations - artiful butterflies) with distress inks (broken china, barn door, dusty concord and wild honey) onto the background and again on watercolour paper with same colours and watercoloured them in and fussy cut them out, stuck them on and placed silver glitter glue and mod podge for shine and a jewel for an extra touch.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :-

Virginia's View - challenge #2 Stencils

STAMPlorations - sketch #9

STAMPlorations - April challenge stamps and technique (love water colouring)

Moxie Fab World - styling with stencils challenge

Addicted to Stamps and More - challenge #90 Photo Inspiration (colours from the photo, inspired me)

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes



Here is another background I created the same way as above with different colours and stencil.

Click on picture for more detail on water result, how cool.

Cannot figure out if I need more or less water spray around the yellow section of the stencil, any ideas would be welcome, thank you.
Thinking cap on, what to make with this background, hmmmm.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting, thank you much appreciated for your comments.
Cya soon...MoNika.


  1. AWESOME take on the stencil challenge, Monika! The inking of the background is so unique and artsy! Thanks so much for joining the fun over Virgina's View challenge!

  2. Great cards, Monika! I love how you created your backgrounds and used stencils! Very artsy!


  3. Very pretty birthday card! Love the background you created! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  4. Hi Monika, so pretty - love your doubled up butterflies - you can also link this card with the sketch challenge at STAMPlorations -
    Thanks so much for playing with us at STAMPlorations. Its great to see you playing again with us! Hugs, Cornelia DT

  5. Wow Monika, great stenciling and fab use of the butterfly stamps! Really creative, beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

  6. Beautiful, Monika! Thank you for sharing the technique. Love your background and butterflies. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

  7. This is really pretty - the stencil technique is super. Love the pretty butterflies. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  8. Wonderful card --- fabby end result! Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations

  9. Love the background your created on this one! The double butterfly is a great touch too! Thanks for playing along with us over at Seize the Birthday!

  10. Beautiful background, thank you for sharing how you did it, will have to give this technique a try! What a happy card and the butterflies are gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to STB!