Friday 8 July 2016

Infusions and a stencil.

Hi Brenda here. I love reverse mono printing with stencils so I thought I would experiment with some of the infusions and a stencil.

I used Daler Rowney mixed media paper and a stencil from Country View Crafts.
Place the stencil on the paper and spritz over it with a water mister.

Take the infusions and sprinkle them over the stencil and spritz again with water. (Next time I might try spritzing with tattered angels sprays).

Remove the stencil and place the wet side down on the paper beside the print you'd already made. 

Rub over the back with dry paper towel and lift to reveal the reverse print.

Take a clean piece of paper, spritz with water and lay the wet side of the stencil down again and rub and you will get another lighter print ......

..... repeat to see if you can get another one.

This is what I got. It may be I can use some of these for card making.

At the end of my experiments I had used several pieces of paper and cut out eight backgrounds to make cards. I inked the edges with shabby shutters, broken china and ground espresso distress inks.

I then took Tim's butterfly duo die and cut butterflies and embossed them. I painted them with water and some diarylide yellow media acrylic and when dry added watery abandoned coral distress ink and dried again then rubbed dried marigold and ground espresso distress ink pads over the top. I stamped the sentiment from Tim's perspective set, inked the edges with shabby shutters, broken china and ground espresso distress inks and coloured the word with a broken china distress marker.

Just before I took the photos I pinned a small key onto the bow with a small yellow pin I had in the drawer. This is one finished, I also have most of the elements to now make up the other seven for my box.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like these artsy background and if you try this technique do let me know, I would love to see what you make.

Have a great weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx


  1. What a gorgeous background Brenda. I have just bought some infusions from Country View and can't wait to play! xx

  2. Gorgeous mono printing effect Brenda, absolutely love! A beautiful creation and rather love the the stencil too!! Ruth x

  3. You do such beautiful and unusual work Brenda ... no wonder you are sought after for DT work! Love it all! Cx

  4. Gorgeous Brenda, the stencil works fabulously with the Infusions. Lovely piece. Tracy x

  5. Oh I love that mask Brenda, the results with the Infusions is gorgeous! Anne xx

  6. Great backgrounds, must try that technique x

  7. With the infusions and the mono printing technique you made an amazing background for your beautiful butterfly! I love the colours of your sentiment too! Have a nice weekend! Hugs

  8. great work with the infusions - fabulous brenda xx

  9. Loved this idea , something I must try ,,,,. A lovely finished card ,,,.xx

  10. Fabulous technique, thanks for sharing :D XXX

  11. Gorgeous thank you for sharing xx

  12. Such a fabulous effect and I love that stencil, works well both ways. Haven't got the Infusions but I might try Brushos.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Avril xx

  13. Wow, great technique, and makes those infusions move to the top of my wish list! I can see many possibilities with this technique, but I love the stencil you've used and that butterfly looks so beautiful on top! Hugs!

  14. Wonderful backgrounds created with the infusions and a stencil Brenda!