Monday, July 21, 2014

Masking with Chalk Inks

Hello and welcome!  Susie hosting the blog today! I am bringing you a fun summer-themed layout featuring several of Quick Quotes' fabulous PowderPuff Chalking Inks.

One of our favorite family summertime activities has always been to hit the amusement parks and more specifically, the roller coasters!  My husband  and sons love the way they climb and turn and twist and drop and go every which way at tremendous speeds and I tried to capture that in this layout:


I was inspired by the name of the Superman roller coaster, "Ride of Steel", to create these textured photo mats by embossing gray paper from the Sheer Joy Collection.  I inked the edges and raised texture with Feather Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink.


I  positioned the photos on top of a paper from the Dream Big line and then pulled out the rest of my PowderPuff Chalking Inks and some arrow stencils - and started to play!!


Designer's Tip:
I used Post It notes to quickly and easily mask off the openings in the stencil that I was not working with at the moment.

I applied Razz-Berry Ink on this arrow stencil:

Next I used a black pen to outline the arrow before I removed the stencil:

I also overlapped some of the arrows just for fun:

I love the way the background paper changed the colors of the inks! 

 I used black dimensional Alphas for the title(s).

I should add that I did not adhere the photos and mats in place until I had finished stenciling the arrows.  It is much easier to work without any obstructions!

Quick Quotes Products:
Sheer Joy
Dream Big 400
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Orange Slice, Green with Envy, Razz-Berry, Lemonade, Limeade, Blue Hawaiian, Red Hot, Feather Gray
Other Products: Spellbinders M-Bossabilities, The Crafters Workshop Stencils, Thickers, Black Pen
Thanks for stopping by the Quick Quotes blog and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie
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