Monday, September 1, 2008

Reverse Masking

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.

5 comments:

Karen said...

great idea. thanks for sharing

Cindy H. said...

Jacki, I've been using masks and reverse masks for years and I wanted to let you know what an excellent job you did showing how it's done. You made it look so easy, and it is! You've probably taken the difficulty factor out of it for a *lot* of people. Kudos to you! Great job!!

loni.sue said...

Great tutorial. I had forgotten about this technique, which I have used only once after having learned it at a class at Mostly Animals years ago. We actually made a permanent reverse mask in the shape of a Mason jar stamp they sold. Filled that jar with olives and another time with lemons. I love it! Thanks!

seamom said...

Oh, my goodness! I have never heard about "reverse" masking. I mask when I want to make one image look like it's in front of another, but this is new to me! It's embarrasing to have stamped for almost 6 years and just learned of it. THANK YOU, Jacki! Now... what can I try it on?????

jacki jones said...

Thanks Mary...
Do you have any jars or vases, snow globes, clothing items... any open image that you want to add a pattern to. You'll find something. Let me see what you do!