Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Let It Snow! A Masking Tutorial

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I had a masking question on my last post with the ODBD release, by email, hoping for a tutorial. I know I’m a visual person, so I took step by step pics of how I created this card.

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This is Warm Wishes and the sketch this week from Splitcoast, flipped.

I started by stamping the image where I wanted to start on my cardstock, then stamped it again on a sticky note. Then I cut around the image very close to the line or just to the inside. Trees are so easy to do because there is no hard edge.

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Here is the mask covering the stamped image.

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Sometimes having a scrap piece of copy paper or other sticky notes come in handy to mask certain areas. You don’t want to use cardstock as that is too thick.

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And here is the final piece.

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I could have made an entire pine forest, masking and stamping to the back….but I wanted a blue sky!

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It’s colored with Copics and the snow is a Marvy Snow Marker. I’ve had the wooden sign, by Darice, for several years! I went out and picked a twig for my hanger.

I hope I’ve explained so it makes sense and inspired you to go give it a try!

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

7 comments :

Becky Dunham said...

Thanks for this very helpful tutorial Dawn! For some reason, masking is scary to me, but you make it sound and look so easy! I needed this visual! Now I might actually try it! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn,

I agree with Becky in the above comment. Masking is scary to me, also! This was a great visual...especially since there was such a large area stamped. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I know it can be time consuming. Thanks so much!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous tutorial, Dawn...and wonderfully created card

Linda said...

This is fabulous. I still want to get inside your creative brain.

Ann English said...

Ah, the patience, the talent...you amaze me! Stunning results! Great tutorial!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

You are AWE inspiring! All that clever masking and that little wooden sign on a stick. Amazing! Now I can't wait for snow. :-D

- dlm. said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to show how you use paper/sticky notes to mask. I really like this image. Your use of the wooden sign and actual twig was inspired! TFS!