Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Splitcoast Tutorial: Contact Paper Masking

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a fun return to the classic Reverse Masking technique, using contact paper! Turns out the repositionable version of everyone's favorite shelf liner makes a great material for masking - it's diecuttable and reusable!

I picked up these Hero Arts nesting teapot dies a few months ago - this is the largest one and it's amazing! I love card-sized dies. I started by die cutting the contact paper, and then laying it onto a plain sheet of paper and lifting one side to tuck my card panel in... it was much easier to handle that way.

I used a stencil brush and some hybrid inks that were on my desk to lay some color into the shape, then stamped some of my tea-related stamp images in with the same inks.

While the mask was still on, I used a pencil to shade around the edge of the teapot...

...and then brushed in some gesso highlights to add dimension. I masked in a table top and some light stenciled dots for the background. Super simple!

This sentiment is from my stamp line as well - it's here... and those other background stamps are here: Tea Tools, Steam Flourish, Teacup, Treat the World.

Hope you'll try this out!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Dina, this is gorgeous!

  2. Simply beautiful stenciled, stamped and highlighted contact paper die cut tea cool. TFS Dina. Hugs