Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Masking Up for Layers of Beauty

 Let me start out by saying that I absolutely loved playing with Layers of Beauty stamp set and the Layers of Beauty Decorative Masks.  Now I'll tell you why these cards were so much fun.

I have always wanted to try a "no line" coloring technique and my first attempt is this gorgeous Peach Pie rose.  I stamped the image from the Layers of Beauty stamp set, using our new Basic Beige ink pad.  You can barely see the outlines.  Now comes the fun part.  The Layers of Beauty Decorative Masks come 5 masks to a set and each one is numbered.  You place mask #1 over your stamped image and use our blending brushes dipped in Peach Pie ink and rub over the mask.  When done with that layer, I laid mask #2 over the image then used Pumpkin Pie ink and a blending brush.  Mask # 3 is inked with Poppy Parade ink. The leaves were done using mask #4 with Granny Apple Green ink and mask #5 was done with Old Olive ink.  You can achieve this same look without ever stamping the image too! I taped both my cardstock and my masks down so no movement would occur when using the blending brushes.

For my pink rose, mask #1 was a new In Color called Pretty in Pink.  Mask #2 was a new In Color called Petunia Pop and mask # 3 was Gorgeous Grape.  The leaves were done with another new In Color called Shy Shamrock and the final top layer was done with Shaded Spruce ink.
I think I may have to make many more of these in just about every color we carry.  Next time I will try not using the stamp set at all and just see how well just using these fantastic masks work out.

Thanks for stopping by and leave me a comment. I'd love to know what you think. Enjoy your day!

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