"Find something creative from around your home to use as a mask for misting, inking or painting on your layout."I tried masking with many different items around the house – including tart tins, strainers, cookie cooling racks & seashells. I had no idea how much masking potential is in my kitchen, alone! Here's attempt Numero Uno - the tart tins.
I made 2 other layouts before I got to this - the item I thought made the best impromptu masking tool: a starfish.
Here’s my layout:
Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill (kraft); Patterned paper: The Girls Paperie; Stickers: Studio Calico, 7 Gypsies; Letters: Basic Grey; Mist: Tattered Angels (Apple & Marshmallow); Pen: American Crafts (Black), Marvy LePlume (Dark Grey #21); Punch: EK Success
I positioned the starfish in different locations and misted with a green spray ink. I dried it with a heat gun then outlined the shapes with a dark gray marker. In an attempt to imitate the look of sand I then added small dots with the gray marker all over the page. Then I went back and sprayed over the entire page with a white mist to tone down the green. The resulting base was perfect for some photos I had of my kids at our local beach. Looks like my son is rocking a seriously huge faux-hawk but it was actually just the wind at work on his thick head of hair. Here are some details:
The Studio designers rocked this challenge and came up with some maksing tools I'm definitely going to try. Feeling very inspired!!
Tomorrow I'll post the 'strainer' layout and then the original 'tart pan' layout, crooked lines & all.
Happy Sunday all!