Saturday, March 7, 2020

VIDEO: Tips for Masking & Reverse Masking + Coupon Codes

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I'm not one of those people that masking came naturally to.

When I first tried it, I remember making impossible scenes where the things in the back were supposed to be in the front etc. or things looked like they were floating off whatever they were supposed to be sitting on.

One of the things that's challenging about just arranging your scene to begin masking is that stacking the stamps on top of each other - photopolymer stamps - doesn't really get you an accurate picture of what the final scene will look like.

So I have a very simple fix for you today in my video where I created this little sushi scene with regular masking and reverse masking. The stamp set is called Soy Awesome, and it has matching dies, not used here. The reverse masking on the soy sauce container is this adorable Waves & Clouds Bold Prints stamp, stamped through the reverse mask in Indigo ink. Then I replaced the masks and used Life changing blender brushes and brushed Dandelion Ink through this honeycomb stencil for an accent strip vertically, since the rest of the scene was SO horizontal. The elements were simply colored with Copics. This is the masking paper I use - it's the least expensive option out there.

So want to see the tips? So simple and makes such a difference! Here you go!

And here are all the supplies I used today!

Soy Awesome
[ HA ]
Soy Awesome Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Waves and Clouds Bold Prints
[ HA ]
AF341 Indigo Bold Ink - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
AF331 Dandelion Bold Ink - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
SA097 Honeycomb Stencil - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Life Changing Blender Brush: 2-Pack –...
[ PFS ]
Avery Removable Label Paper
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]

Have a great weekend! PS - here are all my active coupon codes!

15% off the Art Toolkit at Expeditionary Art through March 31 - WCSPLIT.
15% off anything at Marker Universe or any of their other sites - Understandblue15.
10% off the whole store at A Colorful Life Designs - LydiaFan10



  1. Thanks for encouraging the masking technique. I stay away from it but thanks to you, I’ll keep trying. You are an inspiration.

  2. Your tutorials are amazing. Thank you for sharing. Today you are also my "the universe provides" person as I was just trying to remember what kind of masking paper would be a good one to buy. Yay! It really is the little things. 🙂


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