Show Me Sunday by Sarah G!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hi everyone, Sarah here with a very simple tutorial for you today. I only just got back from a big overseas trip and haven't got myself together yet :) Still, this is a simple technique that I use all the time on my pages. I am going to show you how to use wooden or chipboard shapes as masks to add co-ordinating details to your projects.

First assemble your products - this is real simple some spray ink, background paper or cardstock and your choice of wooden or chipboard shape.

Position your shapes where you would like them to be on your background paper.

Spray generously with the spray ink of your choice (I especially like to use white spray ink over a darker coloured background paper with this technique)

 Remove the wooden shape - you can use this on you page too for a perfectly co-ordinating accent or put it aside for another project.

Complete your page around your masked shape and enjoy. I love this effect as it adds subtle interest and detail to your page without adding any bulk. You also get twice the value for money from your wooden shapes :)


7 Responses to “Show Me Sunday by Sarah G!”

olush_ka said...

Thank you for this tutorial! Can i ask you about this ink spray? I locking for strong white pigment just like this one. Thank you!

Sandra said...

I agree this looks great, I've only just started to play with masks and love the effect so thanks for this tutorial.

Sarah said...

Hi Guys
I have found that it is really hard to get a good opaque white spray. My hands down favourite is Studio Calico (Mr Hueys) Calico White spray. It is really vivid and bright, but unfortunately it is really hard to get hold of here in NZ :( October Afternoon's 'Holiday style' white sprinkler is a good second choice, but it is a little more watery than the Mr Hueys.
Another way of getting a really opaque white spray is to water down white acrylic paint and pop it into a spray bottle. This is great for splodges and blots but not so good for producing a fine mist. Hope this helps :)))

olush_ka said...

Thank you!

Ann said...

Great idea! I love the 'double duty' shapes!

Lori Apgar said...

Now this is my kind of inking project!!! Love it!!

Sonia said...

LOve this cool idea.. Beautiful layout!