Masking is one of the very first techniques I learned almost 10 years ago when I started stamping. It is also one of few techniques that I use on a regular basis. So much so that I take for granted that everyone knows all about masking. When I did the 16 candles card on the Hero Club blog the a couple of weeks ago, someone wanted to know how I got the candles on the cupcake. I'll have to remember next time to do a tutorial or video. Anyway, that's what got me to here. After I made the Daisy T Shirt on the previous post I figured I should do a tutorial, just in case...
Masking 101: Part One~Reverse Masking.
Reverse masking is used when you want to get a larger image on the inside of an open image. Think...candy bowls, fishbowls, snow globes etc... In this case, the daisy is larger than the T shirt.
The stamps you see here are from two GinaK sets Flowers for Daisy, and Little Tee's. FYI: GinaK stamps don't come wood mounted. I mounted these myself. The friends image in the background is Hambo Stamps.
Step One: creating the mask
I stamp my image on my card stock that I'm going to use to create my card. And then without re-inking, I stamp the image again on a Post-it note. ( You can also use regular text weight paper and add temporary adhesive to it.)
Step Two: Trim just inside the stamped line on the mask. In this case, I only wanted to stamp the daisy on the main body of the t shirt so I left the sleeves and collar.
I also added another piece of Post-it note to the bottom to protect the page.
As you can see here, I didn't need the mask on the side, but keep this in mind if you ever have a really large image.