Sunday, 1 March 2015

1st of the month... technique day.

Happy Sunday'
1st of March.... this year is passing by pretty quickly.
Its the dragons turn to share a technique with you for the first of the month,
so i've chosen to show you how i mask,
(masking is something I do regularly,it looks so much better than 'cutting and pasting' your stamped images) using either ''post it notes'' or better still
MEMOROL .... its the sticky bit of a 'post it note' on a roll...
the only place i've ever seen it is in the DE-STEMPELWINKEL SHOP.
Ok... here we go in photo's....
you'll need...
 Stamp your image onto your card....remember that whatever you stamp 1st will be in the front of your collage/scene,
 i always use a piece of card larger than i want my finished project to be,
stamp the same image onto a piece of the memorol
 cut it out carefully just inside the outer edge...
 cover your stamped image with your mask.... stamp your next image and stamp it again onto memorol,
 cut it out carefully and cover the image with it...
 stamp your next image.
This Poe collage just used 3 stamps and 2 masks.
 Remove the masks...cut to the size you want...
 ...then colour it...I used a mixture of alcohol pens, pencils and ink... then mounted it onto black cardstock.

Its really simple to do..... once you can use 2 masks on your project its easy to continue
stamping and masking.... using 9 or 10 masks to create a collage....
as i have below....
 ... just continue stamping your image and making a mask...
 ...covering your images as you go.
 Although i stamped the 'eye ball' many many times to fill in the gaps in my collage,
I only needed 4 eyeball masks, I just kept moving them to the area i was stamping on.
 Above is  the collage with all 10 masks on it....
below all the masks removed and laid beside it.
DON'T throw them away when you've finished.... keep them with the stamps so next time you dont have to make more.
 Cut your collage to the size required..
 colour it in your own way.... I made this look quite dimensional using  quite dark shadows....DONE!
 Here are both projects together.... just for the fun of it.

SUPPLIES USED
VERSAFINE INK ONYX BLACK

STAMPS USED
EDGAR ALLAN POE CP R589
NEVERMORE CP L342
SKULL ON BOOKS CP Q472
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HEAD DIAGRAM FAS P0101
BULB WITH BRAIN FAS K1007
HAND WITH EYE FAS F1004
EYE BALL and MASK from PLATE 10 COLLAGE  FASPLATE10
POISON LABEL (set of 2 stamps) FAS M2112
LEG DIAGRAM( set of 2) FAS R0111
Thank you for visiting....
Don't forget we have a new challenge over on the 
i hope you'll join us this fortnight.
BDx

4 comments:

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great examples of good masking!
Like the results

Jetske said...

Masking is the perfect way to make the most beautiful collages, sceneries etc. It's so much fun, and quite easy! Thank you for a clear explanation and wonderful examples. Love your collage!

Gráinne said...

You are the queen of masking for me :-D I wonder if I could muster the patience ... Love, Suzanne xxx

Apollox said...

Sehr schön erklärt und bebildert, ein gutes Tutorial!