Have you ever made monoprints with stencils? There are loads of ways to do this. My favorite is with paint and a Gelli Plate.
Monoprint with Stencils
I started out with DecoArt fluid acrylics and squeezed dots of a few colors on my plate. I chose Phthalo Turquoise, Green Gold, and Titan Buff.
A little goes a long way with the paint. Work the brayer gently in all directions to mix the paint:
Lay a stencil on the wet paint and place a piece of deli paper on it. You can also use inexpensive printer paper to make monoprints with stencils. I prefer deli paper, but you may also like using old book pages, magazine tears, etc. Anything goes! Run the brayer all over the paper to transfer the paint onto your deli paper.
Aren't these prints fabulous? I love the grid on the left, but I adore the reverse print on the right.
I glued the print on the right into my art journal with matte medium.
It gave me a nice start as a background. I then did a bit of stamping in ink, followed by stenciling with black paint:
The fellow is from Andy Skinner (DecoArt) and the words are from Carolyn Dube (StencilGirl Products). The squares are from one of MaryBeth Shaw's Grid stencils (MB is StencilGirl, herself).
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