Stamping with Friends Blog Hop-Masking Technique

Hello and welcome to the Stamping with Friends Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world. We love creating with paper and love to share our ideas with you in hopes of inspiring your creativity. Today we are featuring Stand-Alone dies.

Today’s hop is Masking Technique. There are many ways to create and use a mask for creating.

Masks have two main purposes.

The 2 purposes of a mask:

1. To apply an art medium TO a specific area.

2. To prevent an art medium FROM being applied to a specific area.

What is an art medium? It is the kind of material you are using or playing with. Examples of art mediums are:

  • ink
  • paint
  • spray or mist
  • modeling paste
  • glue (to add mica flakes, pearl beads, microbeads, confetti, glitter, etc!)
  • gesso

The 2 Kinds of masks:

  1. Masks you buy. You can purchase pre-made masks or templates. A great thing about a mask you purchase is that it is easy to wash it up and use it over and over again.
  2. Masks you make or find. Use a die-cut machine or punch to cut shapes out of paper or plastic. You can also use a ‘found object’ like a bottle cap or jar lid as a mask.

I chose a die to create my mask. I used one of the Split Card Texture Dies.

  1. I cut my Basic White card base to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored it at 4 1/4.”
  2. I then laid my die on top of the card base and using the blending brush, I applied Night of Navy across the top.
  3. In the second layer, I used Basic Gray, applied, and blended it into the Night of Navy.
  4. In my final layer, I used Smoky Slate, applied, and blended it into the Basic Gray.
  5. I then stamped my hippo from Hippest Hippos (a sale-a-bration freebie with a $50.00 order) in Stazon Black in the bottom right corner. Using a Basic Black Marker I colored in his belly, eyes, and toenails.
  6. I punched out a tag from the Handmade Tag punch in Starry Sky cardstock. Stamped “AWWWW! you really are the best” in versamark and applied white embossing powder and heat set it.
  7. Added it to the top with dimensionals and a few blue adhesive-backed gems to finish off.

Now let’s hop on over to Mickey Moore’s blog and see what masking technique she used.

Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Split Card Textures Dies
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad
Blending Brushes
Starry Sky 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
Handmade Tag Punch

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