Friday 8 July 2016

Infusions and a stencil

I have been playing with reverse mono printing with stencils using infusions and a stencil.

All the details are over on the Country View Crafts project blog and there I show you how I created this artsy looking background.


It's the Farnborough air show next week. The planes have all been coming in and validating ready for the trade days first and then the public days next weekend. This was the brand new Airbus A350 on it's descent route to land on the airfield and it came right over the roof and garden.

 We are just so lucky to see the planes coming in and it's something I love watching. I've got loads more photos on the iphone and the camera, I just need to upload them to the PC so I can use them, so you might see some more later.

For now have a great weekend, ours will be quiet but the noise will start again on Monday and I will be out in the garden when I can.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxx

Updated and added from Country View Crafts

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.


Jane said...

I loved seeing how you played with the infusions Brenda..gorgeous effects. I am waiting for mine to arrive as I want to compare them to my bisters and brushos...perhaps I'll use all 3! How fab seeing all the planes going over, the roar of the engines would give me goose bumps.Hugs xx

Annie said...

Love the infusions backgrond Brenda x great embellishments Nd stencil too x
Amazing photographs x
Have a great weekend
Annie x

Redanne said...

Love that stencil, it works so well with the Infusions. Great aircraft photos too! Hugs, Anne xx

A Pink said...

Wonderful card using the reverse monoprint stenciling technique Brenda . Great photos - bet those rooftops rattled!!
hugs x

Monika Gulyas said...

I love it!!! Sooo beautiful!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Loving what you've done with the Infusions and great photos too. We live near Waddington where they used to have the air show but they have been working on the landing strip. There is talk of them starting one at Scampton in 2017. We still see the Red Arrows quite often but when the show was on they used to turn round just above us which was fun to see. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Angela xXx

Patty O'Malley said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! Love that technique. Those planes fly rather low. I guess the whole house shakes!

Gina said...

Stunning card...and WOW to the airplane pics! XXX

Meggymay said...

A fabulous piece Brenda, it looks a great technique.
Awesome photos of the planes over your house, not sure I would like the roar of the engines though.
Yvonne xx

Nancy Dynes said...

ANOTHER masterpiece, Brenda! Your artfully created background is absolutely incredible! It embodies the wonder of nature and the sentiment was the perfect choice for this piece. I enjoy air shows also. I was looking of photos today of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at an air show with sweet little Prince George. I'm hopping over to Country View crafts for a closer peek at the creation of this beauty!

Sylvie Collet said...

Great background with the infusions Brenda. Gorgeous work!!!!!

Sam & Poppy said...

Truly beautiful Brenda, enjoy those planes you lucky lady :) xx

Corrie Herriman said...

We are jealous of your view of the planes.... lol.. but I didn't visit for the planes...
Your project is stunning ! Such a beautiful background and the colours work together like a dream !
Corrie xx

SewPaperPaint said...

I cannot wait to try these techniques! How amazing is this!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Brenda, technique looks very interesting, will pop over and check out the details.
Fabulous photos of the planes flying overhead, they look so close.
Have a great week.
Avril xx

Deb said...

Gorgeous background Brenda! And how do you sleep with those planes inches over your roof?! 😁 Deb xo

sarascloset said...

Another drop dead beautiful card, Brenda! I love the artsy and organic watercolor look here of both the background and that lovely butterfly! Off for the details!

I love airshows, too, but I sure hope there are so mishaps--you look to be very close to the action! My Mom was a private pilot and participated in airshows, so I started watching them from an early age. I love the old planes! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this background! The butterfly looks happy there! Love seeing planes overhead - we sometimes get planes from Manchester Airport going over the road on the way to the supermarket and jets rushing over at our caravan! I grew up near an aerodrome so I suppose planes are always going to be fascination! Chrisx