Sunday, 12 February 2017

Dragonfly Masking

Hi Everyone,

I was really inspired by Jo Firth Young's post on the Paperartsy blog tonight for the masking challenge they have ongoing - click HERE to visit!



I didn't have the mask and stencil set Jo used but I do own a lovely dragonfly mask made by Carabelle Studios so thought I'd have a go at the technique using that.

I started by creating a blended background in my journal using Paperartsy Frescos in Midnight and Green Patina.  I then flicked some copper splatters onto it as I think it looks fab against the green.



I placed the mask on and stippled Chalk paint all over. I like the effect created as it reminds me of clouds.



It seemed a shame to cover up my dragonflies so I ended up adding a small sentiment at the bottom, which is from a Prima set by Finnabair. 

I was undecided whether or not to add anything else and spent a long time debating if an extra addition would ruin the page. So in the end I decided to leave it alone, I didn't want to mess it up!

Entering this at Paperartsy HERE

Thanks for looking, 

Claire xx

14 comments:

  1. Oooh great background, love how it pops through xx

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  2. It looks really effective Claire. Xx

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  3. The dragon flies look great with your fab background

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  4. That's a great way of masking ! Well done !
    Corrie x

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  5. I do love dragon flies and what a beautiful project this is Claire. I must try that technique some time. xx

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  6. I was really impressed by Jo's technique too and I love how you used it here Claire. That would make an awesome card!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  7. Claire that is stunningly beautiful. Love that mask.
    Catherine xxx

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  8. Claire that is stunningly beautiful. Love that mask.
    Catherine xxx

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  9. Quite right to stop there and let your dragonflies take first stage! I love the background too it makes a great base for any card.

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  10. Love what you did with this masking technique, stunningly beautiful yes indeed!

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