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It's actually my turn to share the tutorial over on Splitcoast today, and I decided to share some tips on masking with die cuts. I learned something in the process, so I thought I'd pass that on and share a new image at the same time... this rose stamp is part of a fun little set called Vintage Planters that I really love. (All these images are also available as single red rubber stamps in a larger size.)
Normally I use FrogTape for masking with die cuts, because it's great for delicate surfaces. It's not very wide though, and it's a little tricky to work with, especially with detailed or larger dies. Mid video, I remembered a roll of shelf liner paper someone had given me, and I gave that a try. Turns out it worked perfectly! The card above was done using a mask cut from the shelf liner - it cut really well, kept out the watercolor paint, and turned out to be reusable! It's very inexpensive too, compared to other masking films and papers.
This would work with mists as well as paints, powders, etc. I just brushed some watercolor paint around the edge, and let it dry completely.
Boom! I love that I can frame an image this way without adding a layer to my card.
Here's a closer look at the card - the image is colored with Copics on a white Inchie Arts Swatch cut down to the size of the frame opening.
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