August CAS Mix Up Challenge

Capture d_écran 2018-07-18 à 15.25.55Welcome back to a new August challenge at CAS Mix Up!  This month we’re tackling stencils, by using them as a mono print.  If you head on back to the blog you’ll discover lots of inspiration from the talented Design Team along with great videos.

I used a stencil which had a strip of daisies.  I masked the bottom part of my bristol paper by tearing a piece of paper.  Then I sprinkled Brushos of primary colours, spritzed with water to activate and, just like stamping, I placed the stencil to make an imprint on the Bristol paper.  I stamped in red archival ink “just pour toi” (just for you) where the mask was and die-cut with a MFT torn notebook.  Before matting this piece onto red card stock, I got back to using a hot plate and UTEE, (see our June layered embossing technique ).  The card stock became translucent since UTEE got underneath so I applied a coat of gesso to the back side of my piece so that the white sections would remain white.  I used the Penny Black border edgers die for the front bottom of my card base to finish.

Can’t wait to see your creations in our gallery.  Thanks so much for stopping by,JoannaIMG_2967


10 thoughts on “August CAS Mix Up Challenge

  1. Your cards are always interesting and unique, Joanna! This is no exception. I would never though of combining Stencil Monoprint and Layering Embossing (UTEE). The card looks like a gorgeous porcelain especially with the border edge at the bottom. Love it! Hideko xx

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  2. Great combination of the stencil monoprint and the layered embossing! Love the colours, the die cut at the bottom, and the die cut at the top of the focal piece. Fabulous card!


  3. Wow, Joanna, this is like a beautiful piece of jewelry! Love the bright and fun daisy design with the torn notebook die cut top! But that Utee really makes this special!

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  4. You are a brilliant designer in mixed media and I love seeing what you created and how you did it as well as what you used. It’s time for me to dust off my UTEE after seeing your work. Love that you added gesso to the back of this piece. I originally thought this was on acetate. Beautifully done.

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  5. Amazing, Joanne. You always create the most interesting mixed media CAS card designs. I love your artsy stencil monoprint with your mixed media elements. Your die cut border adds such a pretty touch to your organic image. TFS my friend. Hugs…


  6. What great colors on your stenciling Joanna! How interesting that the paper became translucent when you melted the Clear UTEE on it – great save addind gesso to the back! love the look of the thick clear embossing and the fun notebook edge! Julia xx


  7. Such a unique and glorious effect. One stunning card with a fun and fabulous technique. The utee looks great and what a great idea to use the white gesso. Love the pretty border edge die cut too. One stunning and amazing card x

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