Thursday, 10 September 2015

Using Decorative Masks - Part 4 - Doodling and Gesso

Here is Part 4 of my Decorative Mask series as promised. It took a bit longer than expected to post it as I got side tracked with all of the new products from the 2015 Holiday Catalogue from Stampin' Up! There are 2 techniques to show you today - Doodling and using Gesso.

Doodling is a lot of fun and can be a great stress reliever! It is so easy. Just place a Decorative Mask over cardstock, grab a marker and start doodling in each section of the mask. Makes a quick and easy card.

You can do any sort of pattern. I love the cross hatch but you can really vary it. Each mask will give a different look.

Using Gesso through a mask can give great texture to your projects. Once the gesso is dry you can colour it with ink or paint.

Partially smearing the gesso through the decorative mask creates a great background for your cards. If you use a dark cardstock such as the Blackberry Bliss that I have used the gesso may take on some of the cardstock colour. In the example below my gesso went slightly pink so I have use Pink Pirouette as my card base.

It's so easy to do. Place your decorative mask over your cardstock. Use a spatula to smear gesso through the stencil. Don't play with it too much. Carefully lift off the mask and allow cardstock to dry. Wash your mask straight away.

I hope that you have enjoyed this series and that those of you coming to a class will enjoy it too.

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