Friday, February 22, 2019

Stencil and Brusho

Hi.  It's taken me almost all month to get a card ready for
CAS Stencil.

I finally had some success using the Brushos with a stencil.
I've lost count of how many times I've tried this technique and failed.
One thing I learned is to just smoosh the failed pieces in more diluted Brushos
for use in die cuts or backgrounds.  Waste not want not as the saying goes.

I've used Cobalt Blue Brusho Crystals sprinkled lightly over this
beautiful Sanna Lippert stencil from Stamplorations.

I spritzed liberally with some water and let it sit for a few seconds.
(I think I wasn't letting it sit long enough before.)  Then I carefully
lifted the stencil and was excited to see a clean design! Yay!

I quickly pressed the inky stencil on another piece of cardstock for a monoprint.

I decided to go dramatic and use a piece of dry embossed blue as my "white space".

The dragonfly was die cut from a last little piece of heated copper that
my dear friend Loll had sent me.

A piece of copper foil cardstock made a perfect little mat around the design.

Here's a card I made with the monoprint piece.

CAS Stencil

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Neenah (110 lb. solar white), Pacific Point (SU)
Other:  Senecial 1 Stencil (Artsplorations), Brusho (Cobalt), Flutters Die (PB), Linen Texture Plate (PTI), Heated Copper

Card Recipe (card 2)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Neenah (110 lb. solar white), Pacific Point (SU)
Other:  Senecial 1 Stencil (Artsplorations), Brusho (Cobalt), Square Lattice EF (SU), Two Ferns Die (Cheery Lynn)


Mac Mable said...

Well done you Bonnie and keeping going and so glad you did as your brusho powder through the stencil looks fabulous, artsy and so unique. Love the blue as your white and the copper accents is so beautiful..Loving the monoprint too with the delicate colours and the wonderful texture from the dry embossing. Beautiful CAS cards Bonnie ....both of them and such striking techniques x

Loll said...

Glad you persevered because both these cards are gorgoeus. I LOVE the bright colours of your stenciled flowers. So pretty paired with the sweet copper dragonfly. The copper framing ties it all together. Your monoprint is so soft and beautiful. Great way to use the partial print to make a beautiful CAS design with lots of impact from the deep blue card front. Great work my friend! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil! xx

Liz said...

Two gorgeous cards, I love the design of them both. My favourite is the first one, the beautiful shade of blue is so striking. xx

Julia Aston said...

Two beautiful designs using that lovely stem stencil and your pretty blues Bonnie! That little copper dragonfly is so sweet popped over the panel!

Sandy said...

Your blue color is so pretty - glad you are having success with the Brusho and stencils.
What wonderful texture on your second card.
Sandy xx

Nstiz said...

Both cards are just beautiful, Bonnie. What a great idea to get two cards from one monoprint. Love that you used just a panel of it, something I have to remember. Both are so clean and classy looking!

Christine Alexander said...

two beautiful cards Bonnie, your perseverance paid off with such a beautifully crisp image and wonderful mono print. BTW love the stencil :)

JoAnn said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the monoprint one as well as the first one. Great job with the Brushos.

Heather said...

Both are beautiful. I love the fact you can get two prints each time.
I haven't tried this technique in a while...

Brenda in IN said...

I'm glad you kept trying because this card is beautiful and has a lovely, clean image. I love the monoprint so much. It is soft and makes a gorgeous background for the white die cut. The copper dragonfly is wonderful too.

JosieD said...

Both cards look very artsy and creative. Love the SU Pacific Point card base with the texture plate impression. And the SU Square Lattice EF to set off the graceful fern die on the second card.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Both are Gorgeous cards, but that blue one shouts to me, I love it.

Marcia Hill said...

Your persistence paid off Bonnie as both of these cards are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I love your "blue" white space on the 1st card and your leaves came out soooo pretty! I love the softness of your 2nd card and your dry embossed background too! Lovely, lovely cards my friend! Hugs.

Susan said...

Two beautiful blue and white cards (my favourite colour combination!). Your stenciling with brushos turned out perfectly - love the first one with the bright blue card base and the striking contrast of the copper mat and dragonfly! And great use of the monoprint on the second card.

Darnell said...

Congratulations, Bon-Bon, you ended up with two outstanding designs! I really love the end results!! Hugs, Dolly

Linda said...

Glad you stuck with it Bonnie, the results look fab. I love the bright blue and white combo xx

Brenda said...

Wow Bonnie! You stuck with it and you won! I love the image you got with that beautiful blue brusho color. So stunning is your card, loving that beautiful copper butterfly! Love your "white" space too using that beautiful embossing folder. Your second card is equally stunning! I love the look you got with your background piece that maybe wasn't perfect for you, it looks stunning as a background piece! I love that leaves die and this embossing folder is always a fun one to use. I adore both of these cards my friend! Hugs, Brenda

BożenA said...

You're right, it's a difficult technique. You managed to go to the perfect end result. Such beautiful two cards. I love how you created this stunning background

Trina P. said...

Way to persevere, Bonnie! Your cards are beautiful. I especially love the softness of your monoprint. I have no luck with powdered inks and have given up... but you may have possibly inspired me to try again. xx

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Stenciled Blue Brushos positive image, Bonnie. This stencil is one of my favorites too. Your gold narrow frame and heated copper dragonfly with perfect embellishments for your beauty.

I am so pleased you joined us at CAS Stencil Card Challenge and STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge with optional color twist: Cerulean Blue.

I also loved your 2nd card with the monoprint Brushos image and your blue dry embossed "white" space. TFS both your beauties, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Bobby said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has trouble with this technique, Bonnie. It takes the right amount of water and the right wait time to get a good first stencil image and then a monoprint. It looks like you found the balance because both of these cards are lovely.

Tanja said...

love that watercolory look - thanks for joining us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

Jo said...

Wow, copper and blue are the perfect pair. Both cards are amazing, positive and negative. Two very different cards but equally gorgeous. Love BLUEs xx

sannalippert said...

love your CAS cards, and to be honest, you had my heart jump a beat when I saw you used my Senecio stencil there :) <3 thanks for submitting your beautiful cards to the STAMPlorations challenge this month!