Wednesday, March 16, 2011

How to Wednesday "Masking"

Hi Everyone,

It’s been so long since I’ve done this technique I thought I’d do a Tutorial on it. It’s called “Masking”. See Tutorial below…..

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You will need a couple of line images, post it note, paper snips and ink.

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Stamp the images on the post it note at the top so you keep some of the sticky part.

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You may want to to a couple of images…..

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Cut the images out just inside the black stamp line. You want it to be a smidgen smaller than the image itself so just inside the black line works really well.

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For this card I used three masks….2 smaller ones and 1 larger one.

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I stamped two flowers with Black Stazon onto White Card Stock. these images will be in the forefront of the bouquet. so select which image you want to be whole.

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I then placed the two masks over the petals of the images to mask it.

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I then took the larger image and stamped over the masks

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I decided I wanted more flowers in my bouquet and added the third mask to stamp a few more images.

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Because the smaller image had a stem on it I just tore a piece of post it note and placed it to protect the area I would be stamping.

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I then stamped the smaller image three times each time moving the scrap piece of post it note to protect the area where the stem would have appeared.

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Remove the masks and here you have the images in front and some of the flowers in back.

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I drew in some stems and leaves with my black marker

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I decided to make this a Bright and Spring like Bouquet. So I used the Watercolor Pencils and began outline the images. I find this works really well for me.

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Use your Blended Pen to distribute the color. I work from the outer edge in, in a circular motion and leave a few areal lighter to add another color.

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Here I’ve bended and added some yellow and orange to give the flowers a more natural look.

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….and here we have it!!! My Spring Flower Bouquet!!! See where I added the green stems and leaves which I drew in? You can also see better the colors I mixed together.

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Thanks for stopping by...hope to see you back soon.

Lee

8 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous....how did you do the double bow...and with no "tails"?

    Great card and tutorial. {SMILES}

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful. I noticed the bow, too, Nikki. I think it's a double bow with the tails wrapped to the back. Gotta try this masking technique. I think mine have always fallen down in the Wow factor because I haven't cut out enough masks, and I like the use of the post-it notes for holding 'em down. Fun!

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  3. Great tutorial and a beautiful card!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful Lee! Thanks so much for the
    tutorial!

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  5. Beautiful card, but the double bow, how did you do that?

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  6. Very well done, thank you for sharing.

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