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Double masking technique

Hi friends, I have a Thanks card to share with you today. For creating this one, I used double masking technique shown by one of my favorite crafters – Kristina Werner.

Thanks card using double masking technique

This was my first attempt at something like this. I used normal printer paper with some temporary adhesive on the back for my first mask and I believe that is why some of the (second) liquid mask seepedn through. It made my sentiment not as crisp as I’d have liked it to be. But I loved the overall effect of having white / uncolored sentiment with colors around it.

I started by die cutting the word Thanks using one of LilInker Designs word dies. I saved the word itself and also the areas in the middle of letters like ‘a’. I adhered my negative area with some temporary adhesive to a watercolor paper as my first mask. I also put the areas in the middle of the letters in place and temp adhered them too.

Next I filled in the word with my masking fluid. This made sure that the word itself would not get any color when I watercolored this piece. I took of the paper masks and let the liquid mask dry. Then I watercolored the panel with my kid’s watercolors.

After the panel was completely dry, I used the tip of my fingers to gently rub away the liquid (now dry) mask to reveal the while letters.

Thanks card using double masking technique

To embellish, I stamped several leaves and tiny flowers from Wplus9 Pretty Little Peonies stamp set and then adhered several more punched out flowers on top. I also adhered a confetti butterfly to add a little sparkle :-)

Supplies List

For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support!

That finished my card for today. Hope you liked it and are excited to try something like this. Don’t forget to let me know how it goes.

Much love, ~Varada

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