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Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Hello, Joanne and Carol here again with the next of our technique pieces. We decided to play with masking this week.

Carol has used two sorts of masking on her fab piece and taken advantage of the fact that the white lined board means there's no prep to do if you want to use something like Distress inks straight on to the piece.

The girls were stamped and then masked with a hand cut mask. Some Tim Holtz masks have been laid over the top and then Carol has built up the effect with different shades of blue and some stamped text.

Carol used Distress inks to colour the girls and then stamped the sentiment on a domino shape that has also been masked and inked and then added it to the arch with with jump rings - doesn't that look fab?

Check out {Carol's blog} for more information.

I chose one of the journaling block shapes to play with.

I spray painted my piece black, then used some Tim Holtz masks (we didn't have a confab, honest - we just happened to both choose the big pointy cog!) and sequin waste and sponged silver acrylic paint on there. A stamped and heat embossed sentiment and a collection of random bits and pieces finish it off.

More details {here} on my personal blog if anyone would like them.

Thanks for joining us today, I hope you'll pop by again next Wednesday for the next in the series!


Zoechaos said...

Great work girls, had not thought of masking on Tando ummmm them cogs is turning now! LOL XOXO Zoe

Kaz said...

These are both gorgeous pieces, such fab inspiration xx

Karen said...

Even though you both chose to use the same mask these are really different and both stunning work! xxx

Carol said...

lol how funny we both used the cogs mask!! Fabbie piece Joanne xx

Traceyr said...

Girls fabulous work loving all those mask effects :)

Di said...

Fabulous crafting ladies, I love the masking effect.....talking of this space ;)