Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Splitcoast Tutorial - Stencil Monoprint

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

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. pretty look...I have Gelatos and haven't really used them..gotta try this!

  2. Saw this on Facebook and may give it a try. I did not like the results I had using ink. There might be more control with the Gelatos.

  3. Fabulous tut, Dina. I'm always on the lookout for new ways to use my gelatos. Thanks for sharing this idea.
    hugs, Asha

  4. Hi Dina, I commented on your beautiful "Hey Girl" card and just had to look up to see what the "latch card" is. I love the way it works but I don't see how you attached the circle so that it doesn't come apart after a few uses. I don't know if you have time to make a tutorial, but maybe you could just explain that part. Love your site!!!