This week's tutorial is a fun and super simple technique for monoprinting with stencils. Usually we create backgrounds with stencils by applying a medium through the openings.... in this technique, we're printing with the stencil itself.
Distress inks are used in the tutorial, but I used Gelatos for my sample... scribbled them onto the stencil, then misted with water and blended with my finger before printing.
I used my MISTI to line up the donut stamps and position the sentiment... these stamps are from a cute set from Sugar Pea Designs that I forgot I had! I built up the color on the donut's frosting with several layers of ink, which was easy with the MISTI's help.
The donut actually acts like a latch to keep the card closed - the panel it's on is scored but not folded, so it's flexible enough to stay flat but also bend back to let the front panel lift. When the card is open, that feature decorates the inside too. I'll make a tutorial someday if there's interest! I used it on this card a couple of years ago, too.
Can't wait to see your backgrounds - be sure to share in the SCS gallery! xo