Friday, November 21, 2008

Double mask

Hello again! I'm never sure which is better, two posts or a post with two cards? Today I chose to post two cards - mostly because they're so similar. Well, kinda!

Both cards were made with the new Tim Holtz masks, which I *love*, and major quantities of distress inks. These masks are BIG, much bigger than I would've thought optimal, but they also give you a lot of area to play with. Make sure you take time to watch Tim's video on how to prep them before use. As always, his video is packed with great info!
This first one was made with the ornate fence looking set, although I didn't follow his directions exactly. On the left side you can see the positive, on the right I used the negative (I couldn't bear to throw it away!). First I laid down some Weathered Wood and covered it with the positive mask. Then I added greens, blues and browns around and over the mask. After that had dried a little I place the negative on the right edge and used a dark brown for better contrast/coverage. After I peeled up the negative mask I spritzed the whole piece with Pearl Glimmer Mist (the positive mask was still in place) and allowed to dry. Finally, I peeled up the positive mask, stamped over the bottom with a script stamp and stamped the dragonfly at the top. Since I thought it needed something extra I had to dig (literally!) around in my fibers until I found some that worked well. Hmmm, I think the tag came from Target's dollar spot?
For this next one I used the new flourish mask and the wrinkle free distress technique (also from Tim). Reds were the dominant color to begin with, then I added lots of brown over the mask - it's really amazing IRL!
Sadly, both cards use stamps that I don't know where came from! The Japanese Maple on this one (it actually says Japanese Maple on it - I just didn't ink that part) and the Dragonfly on the other one are mysteries. I know I bought the dragonfly at a show several years ago but there is no name on it. As for the maple, well, I swear I haven't had it that long but I can't find it in the catalogs of companies I usually shop. Trust me, I've looked! Maybe someone out there has seen them before? I'd love to know the source!
As always, I appreciate your visit! Come back soon! :)

Recipe for first card: Tim Holtz masks, various Distress Inks, Brilliance Graphite black, Pearl Glimmer Mist, fibers from The Artist's Nook and my stash, Dragonfly from ??, French writing from Hero Arts, metal tag from Target
Recipe for second card: Tim Holtz mask, various Distress Inks, Brilliance Lightning Black, Versafine Onyx black, Japanese Maple from ??, sentiment from Club Scrap, Dew Drops from Cowboy asst, ribbon, piercing template

1 comment:

Kate P. said...

Oh Oh - I see we have similar tastes :O) I just bought some of the Tim Holtz masks myself and am itching to try them out! I especially love your card using the fence mask - my absolute favoutite! Now it looks like I may also 'need' some Glimmer mist. Thanks for sharing :O)