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Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium: Masking Tutorial

I am the new Product Demonstrator at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium. I will be posting tutorials for them in OWSE Blog on the 1st and the 15th of each month.

Here is my March 1st tutorial about masking

All About Masking by Lucy Chesna

Here is a short journey in the world of masks. I have been using masks for a couple of years and I love how it looks on my projects. Masks are made from a durable, flexible material that is tacky on the one side. It is basically the opposite of a stencil. Their uses are certainly not limited to just scrapbooking, you can use them on fabric, leather, homemade paper and even on sculpture clay. The masks come in a range of patterns – some full size masks and some are minis.


In this tutorial, I will be using the Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink and the Tim Holtz Flourish Mask to see how easy it can be applied.
Step 1: Gather your supplies- mask, distress ink, ink blending tool and patterned paper. Lay the mask down on the patterned paper. The back will be slightly sticky in order to help keep the mask in place

Step 2: Add some ink onto the blending tool and gently tap onto the mask. Don’t rub it or it will go under the mask. Give it a generous layer of the ink over the top of the mask.

Step 3: As you can see after you add the color even without taking the mask, you can how it looks and at this time if you like to add more.

Step 4: Carefully peel off the Mask and lay it out to the side. Wipe off the excess glue with a Baby wipe. You are ready to add this to your layout, card, tag or altered project.

Here is my finished project


Supply List:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Hopscotch
Flowers: Prima Angelous Flowers
Stamp: Claudine Hellmuth Studio “Dwelling” Foam Stamp
Embossing Powder: Stampendous Pirate Gold
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
Mask: Tim Holtz Flourish
Other: Acrylic Paint

You can use them with anything that adds color. Some examples would be paint, distress inks, mists, perfect pearls, embossing powder, glitter, molding paste and stickles.

Here are some examples:

The possibilities are endless with these masks and they make an amazing presentation in your project. If you never tried it, give it a try. If you have them, get them out and start creating.

4 comments:

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

great tutorial. thanks so much!!

GinniG said...

GREAT tutorial Lucy!!! I haven't braved masks yet but you make it look so simple! You're making me wanna try them! :)

LisaM said...

You make it look so easy, Lucy! Beautiful work and great tutorial!

~jan said...

Super tutorial, Lucy and some really great examples!