Have you been enjoying Mist Techniques Week? Great! Now are you ready to step-up your game? Today we are talking about MASKING with your mists!
What IS masking?
All that means is that you put lay a ‘mask’ (any shaped item that you don’t mind getting misted) down on your paper to cover just a portion of your surface. Then, you mist lightly over your project with a fine, even mist … Then you pick up the mask and voila, the shape of the mask is left behind in the unmisted areas!
This sounds complicated, but I promise you it is not! Check out these great examples that Sophie Crespy created to give you some ideas. As you’ll see here, just about ANYTHING can be used as a mask! Check it out ….
5 Masking Ideas to Try Today!
We all have punches in our stash, you can use the shapes you punch as masks to be sprayed!
spray over the top, remove the butterflies, and viola!
2. Wood Veneer Shapes
once you remove the veneer shapes, you can then use them as perfectly coordinated accent pieces elsewhere on your project!
Dies can be a great mask! Here Sophie used stars but you could use any sort of shapes. It is nice as it gives a light result. Waterbased mists will wipe right off the metal when you’re finished, no problem!
4. Washi Tape
Use masking tape or washi tape to create any shape you want: letters, or sun rays as Sophie did here !
Can you believe we don’t have this cool technique in our list of 30 ways to use Washi tape? crazy! I’ll have to get that added!
5. Electronic Die Cuts
If you own a Silhouette, Cricut or another diecut machine, you can create die cuts just the right size & shape for your project, and simply spray over the top of your cutouts.
Have these simple ideas gotten you thinking about things you could use as masks?
Really, the sky is the limit when it comes to things you could use! Other ideas of things you could use: Alphabet stickers, the negative space from punches & die cuts, chipboard shapes, mesh from an old laundry bag, the left-over cardboard from punching-out game pieces, etc!
Designer Stencils & Masks
Of course, there are many fabulous stencils and masks available in the marketplace that you can buy that feature the hottest styles & trends! Crafter’s Workshop, Studio Calico, Prima, etc. Here are just a FEW of the many masks & stencils that are currently available …
Two GORGEOUS Layouts Created with Misting & Masking
Sophie has really outdone herself with this assignment. She has created two gorgeous layouts to give you some misting & masking ideas!
My Heart is Full
Sophie’s Instructions: Use some AC alphas and Studio Calico’s butterflies, place them on a sheet of white cardstock, – spray with mist (she used Tattered Angels Yellow Daisy and Strawberry Shortcake). Wait until it is dry and take alphas and butterflies off. Then embellish with photos and cut outs! Et voilà!
You Are My Sunshine
Sophie used a mask to create the white design in the negative space in the upper right. She then took the design an extra step by using a sharp craft knife to cut-out some of the ‘bits’ of the design and then backing it with patterned paper. She’s really amazing, isn’t she?
Are you inspired to go rummaging through your junk drawer and left over diecuts to do some misting & masking? Have fun! And see you tomorrow for MORE misting inspiration…. oh yeah, and of course a great misting themed giveaway is also on the way!