Saturday, October 15, 2011

Technique Blog Hop - Masking

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 12 of us highlighting the Masking Technique as shown on page 15 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link.  While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Ronda's Blog, you are on the right track! 

Essentially masking is a way to stamp only a portion of an image by covering all or part of a stamped image so that other images may be placed partly over it without the overlapping area being visible. This technique will add depth and perspective to your art. It is generally a simple technique although you can get lots of different looks by using different masking mediums. The technique shown in the idea book is a step-up from the basic and uses reinker and the Milepost shapes.

For my version of the technique I chose to go back to basics with masking. Actually, I used masking to help me fix my scrapping boo-boo. I started out by using the Dreamin' WOTG layout and was very excited to get the photos on the paper. In my scrap-happy frenzy I realized I should have stamped the border along the bottom edge of the paper first. Here's what my layout looked like before:

Yes, I could have left it as is but why do that when I can mask? So, l I placed a scrap piece of paper over top of my half-completed layout and stamped away.

Once done I added a little Glitz Glitter Glue and voila! Crisis averted and another beautiful layout is complete!

Supply List: 
Paper: Dreamin' Level 2 (X7142B)
Stamps: Connections (D1330), Aspire (C1455)
Ink: Goldenrush (Z2123), Black (Z2105)
Other: Dimensional Elements Notable Alphabet (Z1682), Glitz Glitter Gel Bronze (Z1483), Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686), Shimmer Designer Brads (Z1349)
Thanks for stopping by! Before you move on to the next blog go to my giveaway post for your chance to win a fabulous prize! After that, please continue onto Tracey's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!


  1. I like how you stamped the "ribbon" to match your theme.

  2. This is a perfect example! Wish I would have thought of it when I did this layout and forgot the circles too!!