Today I have a viewer request! I am always open to suggestions for videos and I had someone ask about masked scenes since I have featured them a lot this month. She stated that she understands how to mask but not necessarily how to build the scene and in which order to stamp. So I have created a video that starts with an easy, typical floral image and ends with a full scene. Today is also the LAST day for my 1 Million Views Event so be sure to check out all of this month's posts to be entered into the giveaways! The last giveaway is sponsored by HolyLise! She is the Queen of Snark and is sponsoring $15 in So Suzy Stamps' Snarky Stamps! Fair warning though, the snarky line is not for everyone which is why I'm not featuring them on today's post!
First of all, masking is an affordable technique! You only need a few supplies and it saves a ton on postage since you are generally creating everything on one layer! You need masking paper (or post-it notes), black ink, a stamping tool or block and some micro-tip scissors. You can make do with regular scissors but with intricate designs, it might get tricky!
For the first technique in the video, we start of simple. The most common type of masking is with flowers and sticking the leaves behind the flower. With masking a scene, you have to think of the order in which you see things. For example, if I am looking at a flower, I see the flower, the leaves are behind the flower and the sky is behind the leaves. So I would stamp the flower, mask it off, stamp the first leaf, mask it off, stamp the second leaf, mask it off and then add colour to the background. I created a more complicated version of this card here!
For a more detailed scene, you have to think about who is standing in the very front (the astronaut with the flag), who is standing directly behind him? (the aliens), the rocket ship is further in the background and lastly the sky colour is behind the ship.
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