Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Inking in Layers using Crayon and Masquepen

This is a technique that I've used recently while playing with my inks. It's actually a very cool technique for those of you who loves to colour your printed or stamped images with inks. I've used Prima's paintables in my project.

Here are the steps to it.

1) Use a white crayon to colour part of your image (I've colour the outer ring and part of the top of the image) and ink it with some distress ink. ( I've used shabby shutters distress ink) (It's best to start off with a lighter colour distress ink). Later, use some wet wipe to lightly wipe the area covered with crayon. This is the "Crayon Resist" technique.
2) Use a Masquepen and covered part of the image again. This time, I've covered the inner ring and part of the top of the image. When the translucent liquid is completely dry, ink it with distress ink. (I've used faded jeans and pine needles distress ink) (it should be a darker shade of distress ink than in step 1). Use your fingers to rub off the dried translucent liquid to reveal another layer of colour.

3) Use a stencil to cover over the image and apply Masquepen on it. Let it dry completely.

4) Ink it with distress ink (I've used vintage photo and peeled paint distress ink). Then, rub off the dried translucent liquid with your fingers.
Now you have a fully coloured image with layers of colours. Isn't this cool! Now, make your white crayons and Masquepen works for you!

16 comments:

G3 said...

Very cool, will try it out soon. You are very very creative Irene. Do you conduct classes in Malaysia?

Cathy said...

stunning effect!

Anonymous said...

Vraiment mangifique comme toujours.
Bises

Blue

paulien710 said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing these step by step pictures.....

I tried it once.... and it came out so misserable...... But when I see your creations..... I wanna try it again.
Thank you!

mininessie said...

loooove this efect!!
thanks you so much!! :D

Live it - Scrap it! said...

Irene,
where have you got your Masquepen? I live in KL and have looked around but no luck!
Lovely blog and thanks for all the fantastic techniques!
Nilla

StrawberryPia said...

Love this technique! Have to try it out! :) Looks awesome!

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Hi Nilla,

My Masquepen is not bought here locally in Malaysia. It's actually sent to me by the manufacturer via Clear Scraps. However, you could search for some overseas online stores that might carry them.

LaY hOoN said...

Really cool techniques !!

KALDesign said...

Wonderful technique. Thank you for all you teach me. Off to find some masquepen.

Sophia said...

This is a way cool technique!!! Thanks for sharing them Irene! Amazing!

3left Feet said...

This is seriously cool! Thanks for the tutorial, it makes sense when you explain it!

Anonymous said...

lady, here is how to get your masquepen. check out
www.terrisproul.com
also has DVD for sale

Jane said...

your techniques amaze me woman!!

Marsha said...

It is cool!!! I've never seen the masquepen before, will have to check it out. TFS!!

Glenda T. said...

This looks gorgeous, and I'm glad for the tutorial because I need to see things in steps! haha

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