Monday, November 3, 2008

Masking using "Masquepen"

I've received a question through email regarding a technique used on one of my Clearscraps ornament. I've said that I've used a "Masquepen" to create the masking template for that ornament. What is a "Masquepen"?

It's a kind of translucent masking fluid. It comes in a bottle with super fine nib to ease the doodling or creating your masking design.

Here are the steps in using "Masquepen" for masking.

1) Simply just create your masking design on any surfaces such as paper, acrylic, glass, leather or even finished wood. I've used it on one of my Clearscraps acrylic project in the picture above. Let it dry completely.
2) Then, in my picture above, I've stamped on it using various alcohol inks. If you're doing your masking on other mediums, you can use watercolours, acrylic paints, glimmer mist, inks etc. Let it dry.
3) Gently using your fingers, rub away the translucent liquid of "Masquepen" and your masked image will reveal.
This is such a cool product that allows loads of versatility in your masking technique. Try it!


amylynne said...

Love this Irene! I have used a mask with watercolors but hadn't thought to use it in scrapbooking. Great idea!

Sophie said...

Wow that is so neat and simple. Thanks for sharing those details.

Kiki K said...

I love using this technique. I haven't found a container with so thin nip though :( ...and mine is pink...but I love it! Great work as always! :)

retiredheather said...

That sounds like great fun. It appears to have a super fine nib so very versatile. Thanks for the info.

Gayatri said...

Beautiful. Will try it. BTW. I have tried your scissors distressing technique and I am loving it. You are such a fantastic scrapper. Thanks a bunch for sharing your tips and techniques. I am still in the process of reading through your blog. Very unique layouts and projects. Loving it.

Juliana Michaels 17turtles said...

What a cool technique! TFS!!!
I also wanted to let you know that I was really inpsired by your punched holes border on your photos. I used this idea on a LO & I wanted to share it with you! You can check it out here...
Thank you so much for your inspiration!

Connie Fossenier said...

thank you so much for those instru ction...I have a bottle of Masking fluid. Now I will have to try.
connie paxman

Tammy said...

Now I seriously need to find this product!! Never ever heard of it before but I am lovin' the effect. Totally inspiring as usual!!

Carla said...

That is a great tip...I have never even seen this. Maybe this will give me incentive to use my alcohol inks....LOL Will see if I can find some of this.

CK Chai said...

Irene, thanks for sharing this great tip!

Lici4ka said...

Спасибо за идею, получилось очень красиво


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