Sunday, March 08, 2020

{Stencil Sunday} Sue Goes Monochromatic

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! It's time for a fresh batch of stencil inspiration this month. You'll get to see projects that show off how to creatively use ARTplorations stencils. And each month, we'll pick one winner of a $15 gift code -- the winner will be drawn from all comments left on the Stencil Sunday posts for the month, as well as from the designers' blogs.

STAMPgirl Sue created beautiful monochromatic cards.


Here's Sue with her projects:

I decided to use a stencil in a more traditional way. I decided to use my Wendy Vecchi Make Art STAY-tion. The large magnets help to hold the stencil and paper in place. I used scrap paper to mask off the diagonal lines of dots and beans. I applied colour using distress inks (cracked pistachio, faded jeans, dusty concord) with an ink blending tool. I repeated the process several times to achieve the look of the diagonal lines of colour. I trimmed the panel down slightly and matted with blue cardstock. For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts passion flower and tide pool inks onto a 3.5" x 2" panel, which I also matted with the same blue cardstock. I popped the sentiment panel up with dimensionals. 


Supplies used: Stars AlignShine Bright

This time, instead of using a stencil as a mask for the application of colour, I chose to use the stencil to "remove" colour. I started by adding colour to an A2 white card panel with distress inks (salty ocean, faded jeans, chipped sapphire) with an ink blending tool. I then spritzed the stencil ( I spritzed a couple of times) and then applied the wet surface against the inked panel. I lightly pressed the stencil to ensure the stencil was positioned directly against the inked panel. I carefully removed the stencil and picked up any areas of water accumulation with a paper towel. I actually repeated the process twice, because I wasn't happy with the results of the first attempt. In the close-up photo, you can see the little droplets where the colour wasn't completely lifted - I like that effect. The sentiment is simple, using a clear sticker on a scrap of cardstock and popped up with dimensionals.


All those blues are lovely, aren't they? For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Sue's blog by April 8. We'll announce the winner in the March winners post on April 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Sue will be back in two weeks for two more awesome projects. Next week, it's Shirley's turn to share her stencil projects :o)


  1. The monochromatic magic you did here is just that - magical and fabulous work - TFS your art!

  2. They are lovely in blue--my favorite color!! Great ways to use stencils!

  3. Very pretty--I like your choice of colors.

  4. Fabulous ideas with
    the stencils. Love
    the second card.
    Carla from Utah

  5. Wow what great use of the the stencils and the inks - wonderful cards

  6. Good details on how to use the stencil for different looks.

  7. Lovely cards and I really like the monochromatic look. tfs!

  8. Lovely cards and such wonderful stencil inspiration!

  9. Beautiful stencilling! I enjoy seeing stencil inspiration - I have stencils but don't seem to reach for them as often as I should.

  10. Loving these stencils. The stars are wonderful!

  11. Love the stenciling in blues...very pretty! I love that sentiment too of "imagine a new story." I would like to imagine the story of the virus gone. ;) Stay safe.

  12. Love what you did with the Dots and Beans stencil! Reminds me of the beads that used to hang in the door of my favorite music store back in the day!