Thursday, February 4, 2010

How to Make A Spritzing Mask

This week's challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog is to create a Mask, and use Glimmer Mist, or some other medium to spritz on the background. This is my take on the challenge. I've been asked to give a quick tutorial on how it's done.

Gather your materials, such as your background paper, image to create a mask, or stencil, Glimmer Mist, or other spritzing agent, image, and assorted card or layout materials.

For my design I used two paper punches to duplicate the hearts in my image. Cut the little one first, then overlay the big one, so your spacing is right.

Use a repositionable adhesive to glue your masks into place securely. If they move, the ink will get underneath, and they will be messy.

I keep a flat cardboard box in my craft room just for these projects. Start spraying off of the project, and let the spray swoosh across your paper. It cuts down on the "blobs" Glimmer Mist also recomments rocking the bottle back and forth to mix the glimmer into the ink, rather than shaking it up.
Remove your masks, and enjoy the beautiful shimmery background. You can use patterned papers, layer different sprays, and even spray onto three dimensional items.
Here is my completed card again. I colored my image with Copics, and the stamps at the bottom are Studio G for the words, and the perfect little heart was in my Goodie Bag from the swarm this past weekend! Thanks, friend!!

I'm off to Pennsylvania to be with my family - rushing to get ahead of the blizzard that is threatening the east coast. Everyone be safe and warm.

Happy Crafting ~


Meda said...

Oh, you were asked to make a tutorial too? And you even used the same type of pink lever punch I did! How fun! Love your green mist!

lisa808 said...

Neat, thanks for the tutorial.

I wish you a safe trip.

Beth said...

Betty this is adorable I love that image and your tutorial is fab. Have a safe trip my friend.

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