Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fast And Fabulous Masking Tutorial and Chance to WIN!!!!


Hi Everyone,

It’s been so long since I’ve done this technique I thought I’d do a Tutorial on it. It’s called “Masking”. See Tutorial below…..

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You will need a couple of line images, post it note, paper snips and ink.

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Stamp the images on the post it note at the top so you keep some of the sticky part.

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You may want to to a couple of images…..

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Cut the images out just inside the black stamp line. You want it to be a smidgen smaller than the image itself so just inside the black line works really well.

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For this card I used three masks….2 smaller ones and 1 larger one.

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I stamped two flowers with Black Stazon onto White Card Stock. these images will be in the forefront of the bouquet. so select which image you want to be whole.

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I then placed the two masks over the petals of the images to mask it.

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I then took the larger image and stamped over the masks

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I decided I wanted more flowers in my bouquet and added the third mask to stamp a few more images.

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Because the smaller image had a stem on it I just tore a piece of post it note and placed it to protect the area I would be stamping.

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I then stamped the smaller image three times each time moving the scrap piece of post it note to protect the area where the stem would have appeared.

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Remove the masks and here you have the images in front and some of the flowers in back.

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I drew in some stems and leaves with my black marker

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I decided to make this a Bright and Spring like Bouquet. So I used the Watercolor Pencils and began outline the images. I find this works really well for me.

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Use your Blended Pen to distribute the color. I work from the outer edge in, in a circular motion and leave a few areal lighter to add another color.

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Here I’ve bended and added some yellow and orange to give the flowers a more natural look.

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….and here we have it!!! My Spring Flower Bouquet!!! See where I added the green stems and leaves which I drew in? You can also see better the colors I mixed together.

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Supplies used:

Stamp Set: Fast and Fabulous Hostess Set

Card Stock: Whisper White , Daffodil Delight

DSP: Yellow Stripe from the Brights Pattern Pack

Ribbon: Daffodil Delight Satin

Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen and Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoyed my little “Masking Tutorial”!

If I can help you with any of your stamping needs don’t hesitate to let me know. All Products used can be purchased on my website if you’d like…..and you know I’d certainly appreciate it.

In fact I will have a drawing for a FREE FAST and FABULOUS Level 2 Hostess Set. To qualify you must place a $50 merchandise order at my online store by Friday, March 18th  at 5PM. Also leave me a comment if you will…. with your email address so that I can notify you.

Thanks for stopping in and have a fabulous Week.

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Carrie Sampsel said...

I loved your challenge card this week and this card is beautiful!! I love the colors. TFS

Patrice H said...

Lee your card is stunning as usual. Just just really lovely to look at!The masking tutorial is wonderful too. You broke down every step completely!. I keep forgetting how much I love that look!

Susan said...

stunning, Lee; TFS, as always!

Adair said...

Beautifully done, Lee! I haven't used any WC pencils for years. I may have to dig them out!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Beautiful Lee.

Texas JennyWren said...

beautiful, Lee. Love how the shading is done. Wow, what a lot of work. Hope this card is going to someone very special to you!! Thanks for sharing.

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Wow! You've outdone yourself with this one, Lee! Beautiful!!!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

This is really beautiful! You chose great colors on those flowers, and colored them so well with the shading and highlighting.

TN Granny said...

This is stunning and I appreciate you giving the tutorial its wonderful.
Stampin Hugs,

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

really beautifully done my dear sweet friend I love the vibrant colours and the masking you did is just perfect
love it
hug to you

Christy - said...

This is a beautiful card!! Congrats on getting into Stampin Success.

Haven said...

Excellent .Thanks ............