We had some great participation last week and some beautiful green and gold projects submitted. Our featured crafter this week is:
This card is just too stinkin’ cute! Check out more of her work at her blog here: The Stamper’s Touch Thanks so much for sharing your card, Linda!
This week’s challenge is for you to use a MASK or STENCIL. Many crafters use these terms interchangeably but they actually are two different terms. A stencil is what most of us are using typically. This is a template with a cut out area that we use our media of choice on, and when we remove the template, we are left with a positive image in the media of our choice. Here is an example:
The heart print stencil was laid over the inked surface and the hearts were traced, then misted with water to leave a lighter heart print on the finished project.
Here is another sample using a polka dot stencil and modeling paste
The stencil was removed leaving textured polka dots in the top corner of the frame. So, stencils leave a positive image behind when you remove them.
Masks, on the other hand, leave a negative image behind when they are removed. The mask covers a portion of your project, and when the media is applied, it’s applied around the mask, leaving a negative image behind. Here’s an example:
A chipboard flower was used as a mask with some blue ink mist to achieve the floral image to the right of the journaling.
Here is another example:
You can clearly see the flourish mask that was spritzed with ink leaving a crisp image behind. In the case of a mask, the negative image shows the background paper with ink defining the shape.
Check out Sam’s Blog to see how she used a stencil or mask on her layout.
Your challenge this week is to use a MASK or STENCIL to create your project! Be sure to link your card, layout, or other project below for a chance to be featured next Monday! I can’t wait to see what you create!