Monday, June 18, 2012

Masking fluid and inks

Its the first time I've used masking fluid, i always dismissed it as unnecessary as i could always cut a mask out of a stamp if i wanted to mask something out, but it has a much better use than that.
After seeing a link on split coast stampers about using masking fluid i wanted to give it a go too.
The results were amazing i love the different layers of colours achieved, and the thrill of rubbing away the masking fluid to see what patterns you finished with.

Ive used a mix of chalk ins, adirondacks and distress inks, the wooden embellishments on the nature card are by kars available from Papermaze, they are raw wood ready for you to finish as you wish, i have used acrylic paints. Sue Jimson if your seeing this, ive got some for you too :)

The white hearts on the Love card and the faux stitching on the nature card were achieved by using a Tim holtz white distress pen.

I know i will be using this technique a lot in the future, i just need to invest in some large fauna and flora stamps.


Caroline said...

Hi Karen wow these are beautiful love the colours and all the different effects you can get I might have to give this ago. Caroline xxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Karen, I love the depth that you have got...I haven't heard of masking fluid, but I will definitely check it out.
Dot x

Sue said...

Oh well those are gorgeous and now I cant wait for Wednesday!!!!xxx

Riet said...

So gorgeous Karen.

Hugs Riet.xx