Masking Technique

Dec 20, 2023

masking technique

I’ve been playing a little with the masking technique lately.

These upcoming new stamps and paper from the mini Catalogue really lend themselves to this technique.

Have you tried the masking technique before?

There are so many different ways to use this technique.

Let me explain how I created this bunch of lavender with the greenery poking out from behind.

I first stamped the lavender stems from the brand new Painted Lavender stamp set in Pretty Peacock.

There is a stamp that has the multiple stems and that’s super handy.

After stamping the “bunch” of stems, I then stamped the bunch of lavender.

I first stamped off Gorgeous Grape and angled the stamp slightly to the right.

Then I inked the stamp again in full strength Gorgeous Grape and stamped slightly to the left.

On a scrap piece of cardstock I stamped the same image.

Then I fussy cut the stamped image out. This is your mask.

The next thing I did was to place this cut out image over where I wanted to stamp the single stems.

I then inked up the stamp, once again using Pretty Peacock.

Make sure you remove any ink off the stamp where you don’t want it landing on your design.

In my case, it was the bottom of the stems.

Then holding down the cut out piece gently, stamp over the piece of cardstock.

Lift up the “mask” and you should have some green stems poking out the top.

Repeat this process as many times as you wish.

Because my ink smudged a little at the bottom, I had to strategically place a dragonfly over it!

I then tied a bow using linen thread and adhered with a glue dot.

It’s a pretty cool technique.

Here’s an old retired stamp of the little girls using the same masking technique:

masking technique

I will be featuring these gorgeous Lavender Stamps and papers in a FREE Virtual event on the 6th January 12 noon NZDT.

You’re welcome to join me and 5 of my demonstrator friends as we showcase some brand new products.

Registration is essential, you can register here.

I am also holding a Summer Holiday Card Class on the 13th January – click here to receive updates on the day/time.

Happy crafting everyone!

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