Sunday, 24 April 2016

The Art of Masking

Well I have finally managed to get time to put my entry together for the Clarity Stamp Challenge. This month the theme was all about masking, so I decided to use the Blue Tit stamp and the Picture Framer Stencil. I stamped the large Blue Tit in Denim Adirondack and then masked the image before drawing round the inside of the Oval from the Picture Framer Stencil.
I then stamped the two small Blue Tits and masked the before stamping the Bird Feeder. I created a mask for the Bird Feeder and masked all the border elements of the stencil.
Taking a blending tool and Mustard Seed Distress Ink I started creating the background, before adding Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon, which I blended together and spritzed with water. Taking an element of the journalling stamp set and second generation Ground espresso I randomly stamped within the Oval section.
I then inserted the inner oval for the stencil and removed the tape from the flowers. Taking a stencil brush and Mustard Seed I then coloured the flowers. I created some shade with Carved Pumpkin and using a cotton bud and Ground Espresso I stippled through to create the stamens. To give the artwork texture I took some Imagination Crafts Inca Gold and rubbed it into the border.
After removing the stencil I replaced the Oval Inner and using Mermaid Lagoon created some shadow before removing all the masks and colouring the Blue Tits and Bird Feeder with the Tombow colouring pencils and drawing a chain to connect the Bird Feeder to the border. I finished the card by matting onto a piece of black card before mounting onto Kraft card.