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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

My Creative Classroom - Terriffic Techniques Wk 2

The topic for the second week was "Masking & Layering". I had thought a mask was the same as a stencil but soon discovered that it is in fact the exact reverse of a stencil. In the first three examples below I have used peel off stickers (Santa's sleigh, stars, & hexagons) as masks so that I could get on with the exercises. These proved somewhat sticky despite my fingering the backs before positioning them & so I lost several backgrounds through the paper tearing.

Masking Stamped Images
Stamps: PaperArtsy
Inks: VersaFine (Onyx Black), Distress Inks (Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire)
Colouring: Faber-Castell Polychromos & Derwent Coloursoft with Sansador

Masked Background
Inks: VersaMagic (Aegean Blue, Night Sky, Sea Breeze)

Variation of Stamping with Masked Background
Stamps: Elusive Images
Inks: VersaFine (Majestic Blue), Distress Inks (Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood)

Masked Fairy with Layered Landscape
Stamps: Elusive Images
Inks etc: VersaFine (Imperial Purple, Olympia Green, Onyx Black, Satin Red), Nick Bantock (Sapmoss Green), 
Distress Inks (Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Tumbled Glass),
Stewart Gill Ultrafine Embossing Powder for blossoms

angled photograph showing Ice Stickles Crystal Ice Glitter Glue used on wings

Layered Landscape - Late Autumn/Winter
Stamps: Elusive Images
Inks: VersaFine (Olympia Green), Distress Inks ( Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Shabby Shutters, Weathered Wood)
Colouring: Faber-Castell Polychromos with Sansador for pine cones


Lorraine said...

oh WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW These are all so beautiful and so clever i love the one with the houses and santa going over the rooftops you are one very clever talented lady and i am pleased i know you xx

Annie said...

oooo Paula, these are so good - I kept going back to look at the details. I love the mix of DI blues you used on one of them, and the white resist embossing really pops - love Santa flying over the rooftops!
hugs, annie x

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW, these are all so good. Such gorgeous scenes you've created. I just love the masking techniques.