Wednesday, February 28, 2018

AECP - Masking Unleashed

Masking can be so rewarding in my opinion.  There is just something about stamping several images and removing the mask that reveals your masterpiece.

I started this project by stamping leaf images on watercolor paper.  

Next step is to mask the images, I will use Molotow Art Masking Liquid.  
I this pen type of masking for it's detail and color.

I tape the paper to a board and wait for the masking fuild to dry.  
I selected Distress Oxide Re-inkers to colorize my background

First layer is with iced spruce, fossilized amber, and peeled paint.  I painted it on the background using quite a bit of water.  I did use a heat gun to move things along before adding another layer.

Selecting worn lipstick and wild honey, I put on the second layer.  
I love the soft effect you get with Oxides and sometimes I just have to stop myself from adding additional layers.

My final step was to splatter some black Distress Stain for accent.

Now it's time for the reveal......

I use a rubber cement eraser and carefully remove the masking fluid from the leaves.

It's looking very cool

I selected the part of the panel I wanted to use on my card front and cut it to size.
Layering with black really 'pops' the colors.

The sentiment was embossed using a fun leaf green powder from Zing.  
I added twine and black nail heads for finishing touches.

Thanks for joining me today.




  1. Fabulous use of the masking fluid!! Love the artsy vibe in this! Lovely!

    1. Thanks, Can’t wait to see what my next challenge will be.