Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Have you ever tried a new technique and been so wonderfully surprised by how it turned out? The tutorial challenge on Mark's Finest Papers was positive and negative masking. I'd done masking before but not this particular type. I stamped the butterflies from MFP's Easter set first. I then stamped 4 butterflies on post-it notes and cut them out. I then went around each butterfly in TH's Broken China and then filled in the spaces with Tumbled Glass. I then used a piece of scrap paper and cut out a butterfly from the centre to make a negative mask. I started at the centre of each butterfly with Rusty Hinge and moved out with Wild Honey and then did the wing tips in Scattered Straw. I wasn't really planning it in advance but was thrilled when it made them look like monarch butterflies.
All the masking was time-consuming and I was so happy with the effect, I couldn't bear to to cover up all my hard work so I decided to leave this as a notecard and not include a sentiment. I would totally do this again with a smaller area but am not sure I would do something as finicky as a background again. Of course I may be faster next time since I was doing this after being up 24 hours with a sick baby.
Challenges this Card Meets:
Tutorial Time Challenge on Speedy TV - Positive and Negative Masking
Charizma Cards - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network Monday Challenge #1 - Anything Goes