Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mask-erade

The weekly countdown is really short now for using Tim's techniques from his book.  Can't believe we're on week 27; Distress Misting Masks, which can be found on page 60.  This is a technique I do quite often...saves on layers of paper, especially if your card might need extra postage due to thickness or weight.

I started off by stamping row upon row of 'Let it snow' (Hero Arts) in Weathered Wood DI.  Let it dry thoroughly.  Using Tim's Snow Flurries On the Edge die and Carnivale alphabet die I made my own masks.  My color palette for the mini mister was Stormy Sky DI and Blue Patina PP.  This mixture was also used on the word 'snow'. 

The snowman and snowflake (Tim's Winter Wonder die) were cut from chipboard that had been painted with Claudine's Canvas White and Traditional Tan paints.  They got a misting of Pearl PP with just a fine mist of the blue mix at the left edge give the appearance of a shadow.  Let dry, then coated the snowflake with Diamond Stickles.  Frosty's scarf was turquoise and white but I darkened it with Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans DIs.

'Snow' looked kind of blah left just as a mask so I offset the mask letters and it brought everything together.  A bit of Weathered Wood and Faded Jeans DIs around the edges completed my wintry tag.


We got 5" of fluffy white snow today so I guess you know where I got my inspiration.

9 comments:

  1. brrrrr! keep warm Susan! love your project and your post title!

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  2. Yay, cool title for the post! This is a great tag, your masking turned out wonderfully-- Love it!

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  3. Like Lori, I love the title of your post. That tag is pretty fab as well *smiles*

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  4. Great idea to use the edge die and make your own mask - it looks great! Your tag is wonderful.

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  5. Fantastic tag. I love those colors and you have done a super job of masking. Cheers.

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  6. Beautiful tag super job with the masking .
    Marilyn

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  7. Lovely masking job and stunning tag!

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  8. Susan, your masking is impeccable! What a sweet snowman-- the soft colors really evoke a sense of peaceful wintertime, and the perfect pearls look awesome! I love how you overstamped the letters, too-- it gives them such great dimension!

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