Monday, December 17, 2007

Paper Doileys in Masking

This technique is used on one of my birthday card in my other gallery. You could always find some very beautiful and cheap paper doileys in most stores. Normally, the paper doileys has some very detail pattern on it and it's definitely great for masking.

Simply follow the steps below to achieve the effect on my card.

1. Prepare a piece of paper doiley and a piece of card stock to do your masking on.

2. Use a temporary adhesive to attach the paper doiley to the card stock. I've used three colours of Tim Holtz Distress Ink to do the masking and ink the rest of the card stock. To apply the ink to the mask and the card stock, I've used some cosmetic sponge to do it.

3. Then remove the paper doiley to reveal the mask image. To blend the colour better, I've used a mist spray to spray some water directly onto the ink areas and use a kitchen towel to lightly dab on the wet areas. (Tip: Do not over spray or else your card stock would be soggy)

4. Lastly, I've used the same paper doiley to mask on another corner of the card stock. This time, I've only use the "Black Soot distress ink". Then, I've used some blue fluid chalk to partially ink the first masked image.


Debbie - StudioBeeCreations said...

WOWOWOWOWOW!!...This is awesome...and a most dynamic presentation!! Thanks so much for the inspiration...and the TUTE!

Anonymous said...

Oh Irene! I´m so impressed with your work, and this little masterpiece os stunning! Love how you´ve masked the background. You are a great insiration to me!! :)
((Hugs)) Blondie

Wati Basri said...

thanks for the tutorial Irene...awesome!!

Mescrap said...

Thanks for such details are so great to utilise something around you to do your craft, salute you.
Thanks for showing us the colours of ink you have used to create your own blend colours :)

Anonymous said...

You do the most Amazing things. I wished you lived next door to me. giggles. You are truly gifted and inspirational.

x0, Mary

Anonymous said...

Irene, you do the most amazing work. Rarely does someone come along and honestly shows such talent, and you are truely a very gifted person. And on top of that, you are kind enough to share how you create things with others. You are a very artistic and giving person. Thank you so much for sharing with us. :)

Kristine said...

Sooo cool! :) Wish i had more time to spend this much detail on my stamped art.

Peridot&Sapphire said...

you are very creative... love you ideas on this one and to me the half doileys looks more like the chinese fan!

Shasta's Stuff said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your technique! I can't wait to try some of these!


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