For my 2 previous cards, you've seen me use prints where I did negative space monoprinting. However, I've only used one stencil for each print. This time around, I thought about using the same technique on several stencils. And instead of having the panels pre-cut, I pulled prints on whole sheets of cardstock and then trimmed them to size later. Before pulling the negative print, though, I pulled two positive prints. I made another short video (80 seconds!) to show you how it's done:
In the video, I used purple acrylic paint. I had done a few prints earlier using blue paint but I forgot to set up my video when I was doing my initial prints :o) It would also explain why the stencils in the video are dirty -- I've used them earlier and simply let the paint dry instead of washing them (I'm lazy that way). Anyway, the end result is that I ended up with 8 cards from the negative prints (4 purple, 4 blue). I had 4 whole sheets of positive prints that I set aside and will use later. Stencils I used: Butterfly Dance, Leaf Prints, Shutters, Old Rose Prints, and Brackets.
Here's the blue version:
The print looks grungy and graphic enough that it didn't need any more stamping. I simply adhered the panel to the card base. Then on a piece of cardstock, I stamped the label and sentiment from the Blossom Overture set, fussy cut it, and stuck it to the panel with foam dots for a little dimension. And I've got a graphic card done! Well, make that 8! I'm a happy camper!
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our Day 3 Projects here. If you missed any of the projects, you can always go back to the STAMPlorations blog and start from there. Commenting is open until Friday so you still have 3 days to hop along. We'll announce the winners on Sunday, March 15, so be sure to check the blog then to see if you're the winner of an ARTplorations stencil or a $15 gift certificate.
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