Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Trendy Tuedays - Masking (Petaloo & QQ Day 2)


Masking Technique:
Today I'll be showing you the technique of masking. Then I'll be finishing off each project with gorgeous Petaloo flowers. Masking is the opposite of stenciling. The mask I'll be using is made form a flexible reusable plastic film with a repositionable adhesive on the back so that the image will stay in place as you apply paint, or other medium. With this project I simply used QQ powder puff ink. It is one of my favorite techniques in altering papers. It’s easy to do and it adds a lot of dimension to your paper. Heidi Swapp Masks are one of my favorites to use but you can also create your own masks - if you look around you and use your imagination, you will find things everywhere that can be used as a mask!


Heidi Swapp Masks,
QQ Powder Puff Chalk Ink
QQ Je’taime 400 Paper
QQ French Quarter 500 Paper
Petaloo Flowers
Tim Holz Stamp

How to use the mask:
Place the mask down onto your work surface and ink the top of your paper.
(I used disposable make up foam applicator, or you can use Tim Holtz felt applicator)

Peel back the mask to reveal the uninked area.
Assemble the card:
Cut cardstock to use as the base of the card.
Trim altered (masks) patterned cardstock slightly smaller for border.
Stamp sentiment
Add embellishment for texture (I used Petaloo flowers)
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Amy E said...

I SO want to try this!! I've heard about masking but have never done it. The results here are fabulous!

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Denay said...

Beautiful work! I just love the masking technique. The "wishes" card is my favorite, love the quote.

Denay Parke

Margie said...

Gorgeous masking technique! I love the butterflies-so pretty!

Lucy said...

Thanks for the tips on masking. I have to try this out. These are just awesome!

littlen said...

thanks for sharing this technique. definitley have to give it a try.
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connie said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for the masking tips.

Anniebee said...

Oh, Adora, these are gorgeous! I have been wanting to try this technique on some of my pieces but I don't have anything to use for masks. I'm really enjoying this blog hop thing you guys are doing with Petaloo. What a fabulous pairing of companies! I'm posting a layout to the challenge today and it just so happens that I used some cute Petaloo daisies on it. :o) Thanks so much for inspiring me to try this awesome technique.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow, these are beautiful!!! I have yet to try masking, but these projects so make make me want to bust a move on it now! THank you!

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Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous cards! I have never tried masking but you make it look so easy, I am going to try it next time I get in my craft room. I even have masks - just have not used them :) Thanks for sharing this easy technique!

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Crystal Ediger said...

that is a really cool technique I don't think i've seen before and of course i just have to try it on my next project :) Those cards are absolutely adorable, my favorite is the bottom Butterfly one with the wishes are the Magic quote, i love the colors and butterflies and just the whole card is breathtaking :)

Kim H said...

wonderful technique, love how it worked ony our cards. Great layering and textures. thank you for sharing, and a chance to win. Im already a follower.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding me about this technique. The cards are gorgeous. :-)
Terri Harmon

Susan Fulmer said...

These are beautiful. I will have to try this new technique. Thanks for sharing.

sharon g said...

I really like the masking technique. I need to use my sprays. Sharon Gullikson

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joanieg said...

Have always wanted to try masking! Your card is awesome! Thank You for sharing and inspiring.

Anonymous said...

I love this technique! It adds so much character and beauty to each card! Plus, the flowers are just the perfect "little touch" of dimension! Thank you for "opening our eyes" to a new technique!
Cheryl C

Anonymous said...

Haven't tried masking yet. May do it now. You make it seem so easy.
Ginny Ogg veoggatattdotnet

Manders said...

Very vibranty color

Gigi said...

This looks like such an easy way to add depth and that little extra touch that makes a card so special. I am loving learning all of this. Thanks QQ. Your staff rocks!

candygirlz98 said...

I never would have thought of masking the paper & the flowers to create such a "too cool for school" card. This is why your designers rock!

trixr4kids said...

Beautiful idea. Who would have thought to use masks on this...you would have of course. Love the ideas please keep them coming.

Tanya said...

Oh yes, I want to try this~ love the look!

Jodi said...

Oh wow!!! The masking is gorgous!!!! the flowers are the perfect way to finish your project off!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I have several masks and have not used them. I will now! Julie Bohler

Jean said...

Wonderful. Thanks for the directions!