AECP – Masking Unleashed!

Hi all! I’m here today to share a card I made after attending the “Masking Unleashed” class taught by Svitlana Shayevich for my 2nd level of the Altenew Educator Certification Program.  Before I took this online course at the Altenew Academy, consisting of 6 wonderfully instructive videos, I only knew of 2 ways of masking. The traditional “with post-it” way & because I’m learning to paint, I know about masking liquids too. But now I know so many other ways, and also techniques to incorporate masking in my card making.

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Today’s card comprises of two of those new techniques I learnt. The first is to use a full masking paper. I know some people can find full sticky note pads (as opposed to only the top being sticky) but even on Amazon in Germany I couldn’t find them. So when I learnt that there exists special A4 masking paper, it got me thinking to use my label sheets I already have. These adhesive sheets are A4 size, so good for any size dies. And once I just stick them onto my clothes first to get a little adhesive off, they are good to be used as masks on my cards!

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The other technique was to add a diecut, I used one from Altenew Floral Shadow, on one part of the card as a mask and blend the other part of the card lightly with ink. I used Altenew inks for this, on Nina Solar white card stock. Then I moved the diecut to another part of the card and blended in more ink and so on until I was satisfied. I started with lighter inks and progressed to darker ones. This is what gives the different shades of the leaves.  You could start directly with a darker shade I guess but as I’m not very good at blending, I found it easier to start with a lighter shade.

I then flicked some white acrylic paint on it. I diecut this panel with My Favorite Things scallop rectangle die and matted it on a light pink card base. To finish I added a vellum diecut of the same leaf and added a strip of sentiment, also from Altenew on it.

Well, I hope you liked my card and I would love to know if you’ve ever tried this technique before too. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I do appreciate your comments.

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