Stenciled Backgrounds: Easiest Ever

Sharing something to make your crafting life easier today! The Taylored Expressions team is sharing fun new products in collaboration with Brutus Monroe: the Stick and Stamp Mat, the Brutus Monroe Blending Buddy, the exclusive TE Mini Slim Blending Buddy, and the Mat Mist Cleaner..

The Stick and Stamp Mat holds your cardstock and stencil taught while you blend to help create beautiful smooth transitions. For this card, I used the new Swirly Roses Stencil and the exclusive TE Mini Slim Blending Buddy to protect the Sticky Mat.

After blending, I added a few black splatters with TE Liquid watercolor in Oreo and Taylor’s Tiny Diamonds. Love how the pastel colors blend right in with the shades of green and aqua from the super soft ink blending.


Use only Mat Mist to clean the Stick & Stamp Mat. never use a cleaner like Dawn Power Wash as it will strip the stick. 

To lift cardstock from the mat, simply and gently bend the corner to release the paper and peel. Never use. Poke took to scrape the paper loose. 

Cover the Stick and Stamp Mat with the plastic film when not in use.

Here’s one more sample using the new Artisan Feathers Stencil and the Stick & Stamp Mat. I love the crisp edges of the ink blend that are made possible with the stickiness of the mat holding the paper clean to the stencil.

Stenciled backgrounds are one of my favorite ways to create! I can’t wait to see the rest of the team projects today! Thanks for stopping by!

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