Our feisty red-headed design team leader at Woodware UK, Dorothy, has challenged us this week with demonstrating a technique of masking. The purpose of masking is to be able to add to your creative background by masking off design that is already in place. One of the easiest is the use of a "sticky" note to cut out the perimeter of your image that you wish to mask off. In this case...the new Stampendous Cling Bear Splash. I'd already colored the image with markers, and added highlights on the shiny raincoat and "Wellies" using a Sakura White Gel Pen. You can stamp the image on a sticky note, or trace the outline as I have done, and cut it out. Stick it down over the top of the colored image.
I wanted to add rain to the image using Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste mixed with one drop of Iceberg Color Solutions alcohol ink. The Rain stencil was taped down over the top of my colored panel and mask, and my mix of paste was spread over the design.
Here's how it looks before removing the mask...
Here's how it looks after removing the mask. See how shiny the raindrops are, and textured as well!
The final touches were patterned paper panels matted in white and adhered to a red card. The focal panel (when dry) was die cut with one the new Stampendous Fitted Frame die sets, which come in an "A" or "B" set, and are perfectly sized to match up with Stampendous images. Using the Dreamweaver Umbrella design, I paper-pieced this "bumbershoot" add-on, adding fuzzy pompoms, and finishing the card off with one of the new Stampendous Perfectly Clear Spring Sentiments.
Be sure to follow the Woodware Witterings blog all of this week to find the links to the team's versions of masking.