Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday- Masking To Create A Background


 

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Hello everyone! It's Amber here with another fun technique to share for this weeks Tutorial Tuesday! I thought it would be fun to share a quick and easy masking technique to create a background.


To get started all you need is some white cardstock, some ink, two stamps (one for your main image and one for the background ), a few sticky notes, and some watercolored pencils or markers to color your image at the end. You can see how I masked off my image and added my background below.

Choose your image and stamp it onto a white piece of cardstock and then stamp the same image onto a sticky note. I used the wonderful Crane from the Crane Panel Stamp Set.


Next cut around your image. I left the the bottom half attached because its water and I only want my background to show behind the upper half of my image.


I placed my masked over the crane and then used a few more sticky notes to mask off the edges.


Next ink up the image you want to use as your background and stamp it directly over your masked image. I used this fabulous Sunburst Pattern Stamp Set for my background along with two different colored inks.


This is what my background looked like when I removed the masking from my image and the other sticky notes from the edges.  As you can see I have a nice clean border all the way around.


After I let the background dry for a few I pulled out some watercolor pencils and started coloring my image.


Here is what my finished panel looked like after I finished coloring it. I just love the way the Sunburst background stands out behind the crane. It really makes him stand out. All that was left to do was add it to my card.  I hope you enjoyed my quick and easy masking technique today! Thanks for visiting!

Supplies: Cardstock -White / Patterned Paper- Glitz Design's Finnley Collection / Paper Wings Productions Clear Stamp Sets- Sunburst Pattern & Crane Panel / Staz-On Ink Pad- Jet Black / Versa Color Ink Pads- Canary & Yellow /  Watercolor Pencils

6 comments:

  1. this is beautiful, Amber! and such a cool technique!

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  2. Stunning card Amber! Thanks for the tips!

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  3. Awesome tutorial Amber! I really love that background stamp and how you used it! Your finished card looks great!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Fantastic tutorial, Amber!!

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