Sunday, August 2, 2015
Masking, Big and Bold
Hello! Today is the start of a new monthly CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers, this time calling for masking.
Usually when I mask, I'm doing it because I want to create a scene (no pun intended!). This time I felt like going bold and beautiful with a burst of monarch butterflies. I am so glad I had the MISTI for this one. On my test butterfly I colored into the black--because it's black so the other colors shouldn't show, right? Wrong! I colored over the black with Copic 100 (black) which was fine but made everything very uniform and flat. Ugh. My solution? I stamped a butterfly, masking off other areas if necessary, colored it right on the MISTI then restamped so the scribbles into the black would be covered up. Sweet. I placed a piece of scratch paper beneath the card front as I stamped and colored. I like doing that in general with the MISTI so any extra ink isn't absorbed into the foam base and show up unexpectedly later (ask me how I know that happens?)
Now it's your turn to show us your masking skills. Come join the fun! You have an entire month to play along!
The Details: Recollections 110lb black cardstock, Hammermill cardstock for coloring, Copic YR02, YR04, YR07, Y11, Y15, MFT Inspired by Butterflies, Avery Elle So Happy sentiment, Stampendous Detail Fine black embossing powder, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, foam tape, Doodle Bug Designs black Sprinkles, Wink of Stella