Hey Uni friends!!!
Denise here to share a What Can You Do Wednesday Tutorial!
Many members have asked me about my masking. Particularly the double masking technique I do. Now this may be old news for some, but since I got lots of requests, I thought I would share. It's quite easy and has a really cool effect!!
Before we begin, I will say that I really wanted to do a video tute for you. But as time got past me, I didn't have a chance to do so. I have been without an assistant at work for 2 months now and I'm double busy. But I will next time!!
So grab some coffee, tea or if you're like me, a nice cold Pepsi and let's get started. Now don't be alarmed when you don't see the finished lo of the tutorial. I had it ready to go and my cat got ahold of the flowers..naughty! But I am sharing a few lo's from my gallery that have the double masking that I like.
First you need your supplies.
Grab a Mask/template, 2 coordinating colors of distress ink, and paper that you want to use. I find the scrolls, flourishes, swirls work best for this technique. I chose Garden Lattice for mine. Flying Unicorn has a whole bunch of great masks you can use! For my inks, I chose Stormy Sky and Aged Mahagony. My paper is 7 Dots Studio Queen of Hearts I wanna Be.
Step 1. Lay your mask down where you want on the paper. This is your first layer. Start masking by working from the inside and work your way out. I like starting in the middle/inside as I find the ink is heavier when first applied and I want the edges to be lighter so the blend better.
Step 3. Starting with a new foam pad on your blending tool repeat step 2.
Now you have a double masking background!
Here are a few lo's I've done with this technique.
Well thanks for checking out my tutorial for double masking!! Have a creative day!!!
Denise here to share with you a layout I did using new Kaisercraft Base Coat available at the Flying Unicorn store. I am really loving this paper! I also am sharing a quick tute on Goosebumps texture spray that you can purchase at the store as well.
First, I will share the LO. I used Bark and Corrugated Iron for my paper choices.
I did the Goosebumps resist technique on the Bark bg paper and also used my Prima mask and Molding paste for texture. I then distressed the edges and manipulated the paper a bit and layed it on top of my Corrugated Iron Sheet.
Here is a close up:
After adding my flowers and other goodies, I pulled out my Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments bag and grabbed the key to add to my LO. I just LOVE the new Adornments and want every bag that is in stock!! At 3.99 a bag, I just might do that!!
Now for the quick Goosebumps tutorial. I apologize if the pics are super great, the weather here has been snowy and cold! Please remember that I am still playing around with Goosebumps and looking for more ways to use it. But I did find for a beginner like myself, this was the easiest and it'll give me inspiration to keep playing!! Goosebumps acts like a resist when used this way.
1. Grab your supplies. You will need your Goosebumps, sponge or foam pad, stamp and inks...which are missing from the photo..lol Also you will notice there are a couple of photos with a different paper...this is because the pics I took while doing the tutorial did not turn out at all so I went back to redo a few.
2. Generously spray your sponge/foam pad. I used my Timmy ink tool. You want it pretty wet.
3. Dab onto your stamp being sure to cover all areas. Quickly before it starts to dry, stamp your image where you'd like it to go. Let dry...it only takes a minute!
After it dries, use your inks and blending tool (with a new pad of course) and begin to lightly blend in circular motion. You will start to see the resist.
This the effect I got when finished.
You can see a few places where I came out too far from the bark. I was going for the leaves branching out from the bark. Couldn't see too well tho!
I hope you like the LO and quick tute!! Grab some new goodies at the Flying Unicorn store and get creative today!!
"I chose the KC Forget me Not papers. I used Royal, Corsage, Honeysuckle, and die cuts. I also used the Cordenations Cardstock in Gemstone. I used a Prima mask on the bg using the Ingvild Chalk. I cute one of the frames out of the Bella Framework sheet to use to matte my picture. I found when masking using the chalk ink, start in and work your way out for better blending
I also stamped using white acrylic paint. " - Denise
Hi!! Before I introduce myself I’d like to say I am truly honored to be on the Flying Unicorn Creative Team (CT) this year. It is a privilege to work alongside such talented, innovative and inspiring ladies. A big ‘thanks’ to the CT and Flying Unicorn members for welcoming me to the Flying Unicorn family.
So a little bit about me…
I’ve been married to Ben, the love of my life, and my best friend for nearly six years. We are both from the Midwest (Ohio and Michigan) originally, but currently reside in Virginia, about 20-miles outside of Washington DC. Monday – Friday I am a career woman with a full-time job; during the evenings and/or on the weekends I am a fitness enthusiast – I LOVE boxing, kickboxing and running – and an avid scrapbooker.
If I had to describe my scrapbook style I’d say it is traditional, with vintage touches and a shabby chic flare. I generally use lots of layers, flowers, rhinestones and ribbon. I always create my layout first and then select a picture to go with it…I know, it’s totally backwards, but I prefer creating to concerning myself with whether or not my paper and embellishments coordinate with the colors in my pictures! :)
I mostly scrapbook pictures of myself, my husband and/or our families, documenting our moments together, celebrations, vacations, etc. Today, I’m sharing a few layouts I created so you can see my style and get to know me a bit better.
Thanks for letting me share some of my work and a little bit about myself today. Enjoy!
Hi everyone! Denise here to share with you our BAP using the new February kit "Celebrate Every Love" I'm going to go step by step on how I made this:
Distress edges of your main bg sheet. You will layer this upon the sheet of cardstock.
Ink edges. I used Faded Jeans Distress Ink
On your 2nd sheet, do some crazy punching around the edges. After some crazy off the wall punching, tear and distress edges too. Ink your edges after you are all done distressing. I used Vintage Photo
Now we will do some water distressing! Take your mini mister or spray bottle and spritz the top right and bottom left with water.
Gather and pinch edges where it's wet. Dry with heat tool or let air dry. Adhere to the bg paper BUT DO NOT adhere on the top right water distressed corner too much. You will see why later!
Take the Ingvlid Bolme Chalk that is included in the kit and ink along creases
Grab that Black Gesso and Cornflower Antiquing Solution. You can use this solution to age just about anything but I used mine as a mist. mist lightly thru out the center of your page
You should have this look so far:
Now, grab a mask or template that you want to add to your bg and the Gesso. Place the mask where you'd like and Using a small brush dab on thru the mask. Wash you r mask as soon as you're done
Grabbing some white gesso or white paint and an old lid, swipe paint around the edge of the lid and use it as a stamp on your LO. Stamp it where ever you'd like!
Now matte your photo and with the extra paper, cut strips out for tags. Using the chalk, ink edges of your tags
This is why we did not adhere the edge where we water distressed. Take your tags and slip them underneath the top right corner
Take a doily or other shaped paper you'd like to use and cut in half. Split them and off set them a bit on the page like this:
Since this is where the picture will go, take a flower, vine or any other stamp and stamp around the doily.
Now grab your embellies and start adding! The embellishments I
mostly used are from the kit- some from my stash. But you can use
what ever you'd like! There are tons of flowers and other embellies
in the STORE.
Prima Lady Godiva Flowers
Prima Avon Rose Pixie Glen
Prima White Roses
Bo Bunny Denim Blue Zinnia
Cottage Cutz Ivy Die Cut
I hope you enjoyed my BAP for February using this awesome kit!!! Please give it a try and show us what you create!!!