Monday, January 2, 2012

Masking a Stamped Image: Large Sunflower

"Masking" is being able to provide a look that shows your images overlapping, but not directly on top of each other, thus creating a clean and undisturbed look of your masterpiece.

Step 1:
Stamp your image on a thin piece of paper. You want to stamp it on a paper as thin as possible, because you don't want that lil' gap that a thicker paper would apply. This will be the image that you will use to "mask" your desired image.

Step 2:
Cut your image out. Cut close, precise, and outside the border. This takes awhile, but so worth it!

Step 3:
Time to create your canvas... stamp your 1st image on your cardstock.

Step4: Take your cut out piece, and simply put it right over the image that is stamped on your cardstock. This is the "masking" process.

Step 5: With your 1st imaged masked, stamp your second image over the 1st.

Completed Project: I used Watercolor Crayons for coloring, and the aqua pen to blend the colors. Black, Handsome Hunter, Summer Sun, and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, Ultra White & Summer Sun CS.

**Some Tips: Keep all your cut out images in an envelope or container - so that if you want to mask again, you don't have to cut the image out again. Stamp your image on a post-it note to help it stick to the image your masking. Also - if you are planning on masking only 1 side of your image, cut time down by just cutting out that section of the stamp (you'd cut out the entire image, just cut the border part precisely on the side you're going to mask) - that's what I'd do if I was in a rush....

Project date: May 2nd 2007

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