February 9, 2010

Technique Spotlight: Masking

I love masking. It's such a simple technique, it costs you nothing in extra supplies, and you get such cute results. Masking allows you to put an image in front of, or behind, another image. If masking is a new technique to you, read on to see just how easy it is!

First, stamp your image. This will be the image that appears to be in front of your second stamped element.

Before cleaning your stamp, stamp again onto a thin piece of scrap paper or a post-it-note. Make sure you're stamping over the sticky strip - this is helpful later. Cut out your image staying just INSIDE the lines of the image. This stops you getting a white border between your two elements.

Place your mask over your stamped image. If you stamped onto a post-it your mask will stay in place nicely, otherwise you may want to use a little bit of temporary adhesive to ensure your mask stays in place.

Stamp your second image, overlapping as much or as little of the mask as you wish.

Voila! It's a simple technique for sure, but just adds a little something extra to your stamping.

I especially like to layer my masked images for even more depth.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your masking technique. I'll be sure to try that the next time.


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