MASKING RUBBER STAMPING WITH POST - IT NOTES
WHAT IS MASKING?
Masking is a technique used when rubber stamping to give the effect that one stamped image is in front of the other. Meaning you can stamp over an already stamped image without the crossed lines and messy images.
HOW DO I MASK WITH POST- IT NOTES?
FIRSTLY - pick two stamps that would look well together, or that you would like in the same scene. Decide which image will be at the forefront and which in the background.
REMEMBER: the stamp you use first will ALWAYS be in the foreground, the stamp you use over the mask (post - it ) will be the BACKGROUND image.
Here i have chosen 2 butterfly stamps, one slightly larger than the other. I have also used different ink colours for demonstration purposes.
Smaller Butterfly (image 1- Forefront) in Orange ink.
Larger Butterlfy ( image 2 BACKGROUND image) in Blue ink.
Now take your first image , in this case my smaller Orange inked butterfly and stamp it onto paper/card.
Take the same stamp and ink it up with preferrably black ink and stamp this time onto a post it note.
REMEMBER : stamp the image as close to and including as much as the glue band on the back of the post it note as you can so it will stick. ( pritt stick or removable glue can also be used the mask not sticky enough once cut out)
Cut out around the stamped image as close to the edges as you can. Now lay the post it stamp image over the original image you stamped previously ( as in pic below to the right)
Your old image is now covered up, time to ink up my 2nd image the larger Butterfly in Blue ink.
Stamp your secound image over the now masked first image anywhere you like.
your original stamp should now be covered up as in picture below.
Your images should look like the above picture.
Remove the post it and voila!!
The Blue butterfly is now BEHIND the orange butterfly!
And you have mastered masking!!!
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