Monday, 11 March 2013

Masking with Penny Black!

Good Morning!
This week I shall be focusing my posts today and Saturday on a certain technique, Masking.
For those of you who do not know what this is here is an explanation ...
 "Masking is the technique of covering a stamped image so that other images may be placed partly over it without the overlapping area being visible."

For today's card I used the Penny Black Stamp Set 'Petal Party' and built up my image using 3 stamps from the set. Here's how I got started!

First off I stamped a flower once onto some card stock and another time onto a piece of scrap. I then cut out the scrap piece as this will be the 'mask'.

To make sure the other stamps don't go over the top of my flower I placed the mask on top of my stamped image.

I selected the smaller flower from the set and stamped on the lower left. 

Keeping the mask in place I stamped a leaf on the right and moved the mask on top of the other flower to allow myself to add another leaf on the opposite. Normally you would have needed to create another mask for the smaller flower but due to the shape of the petals the original one worked just fine!

To finish the image I chose to colour it with Distress Markers as I feel they work best on Flower Images due to being able to blend the colours and fade them out. I have used a Water Brush with my pens but your usual paintbrush should work just as well. I then added a Sentiment to the image which is also a Penny Black stamp.

Penny Black T-Set 'Petal Party' & Sentiment Stamp
LOTV Papers
Flowers, Ribbon, Flower Charm, Glitter, Dew Drops & Water Brush
Ranger Glossy Accents & Liquid Pearls - Bisque

Archival Ink - Jet Black
Distress Markers - Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, Milled Lavender, Broken China, Tumbled Glass & Pumice Stone

Thanks for popping by, I'l be back on Wednesday with 12 TAGS OF 2013 ... MARCH!

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