Mask your Masks Technique

Welcome to Friday! This is Rachel Kleinman here to share a fun technique to try with your TCW masks (or Bits and Fragments). So let’s mask your masks!

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This card uses three TCW stencils and is quick to put together…

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Start with a Bit or Fragment and a patterned stencil. I’m putting the design on a piece of white cardstock (4″ x 5.25″) with my Rock Crystals stencil on the bottom and the Sugar Skull Bit on top.

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I taped the Sugar Skull to the cardstock to keep it in place. Now I inked around the mask onto the cardstock, being careful not to get any ink inside the Sugar Skull. I added a second ink color in a similar shade to add some depth to the background.

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Remove the Rock Crystals stencil and position the Sugar Skull Bit back into the masked spot. Tape the mask down so it doesn’t shift and trace the outline.

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Now go in with two colors of ink and blend inside the Sugar Skull Bit. I used a yellow and pink to blend the pattern easily.

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To finish my card base, I added some black modeling paste through the Word Associations stencil to make the word ‘imagine’. Once the paste dries just add it to a folded card base and it’s finished!

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Since the technique was so simple I threw together another card…

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For my Dream card I used Daisy Splash as the background and Hot Air Balloon Fragment for the mask.

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After creating these cards I see my Bits and Fragments in another light! I hope you give this technique a try to create some unique cards and art journal pages with your masks. Happy stenciling!

Rachel Kleinman

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The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter’s Workshop Certified Educator

Stencils used:

TCW 2053 – Sugar Skull Bit

TCW 527s – Word Association

TCW 2075 – Hot Air Balloon Fragment

TCW 552s – Daisy Splash

TCW 522s – Rock Crystals

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