Playing with mask paper, Distress Inks and water

This card was made with both the CAS(E) this Sketch #129 and The Card Concept #38 challenges in mind.

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I thought I’d die-cut some stamping mask paper, pop it onto watercolour paper, then splash Distress Ink around… but is there a trick for getting mask paper to stick to watercolour paper? LOL I used the smooth side, but no matter how thoroughly I pressed the mask paper down it kept lifting up. Argh!

Anyway, here’s the result. The card base is a warm slate grey in real life, not quite as brown as it appears in some of the photos. I have no idea what brand it is: I just liked the colour when I saw it in open stock at a local scrapbooking store. The Distress Ink colours are Squeezed Lemonade with a tiny bit of Fossilized Amber for the yellows, and Hickory Smoke with a bit of Pumice Stone for the greys. The sentiment is from Altenew’s Many Thanks set and is stamped in Stone Grey StazOn ink on vellum.

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10 thoughts on “Playing with mask paper, Distress Inks and water

  1. First of all, I love how you staged your photo! Secondly, your card is gorgeous! I love the ‘softness’ around the edges of the leaves – perhaps it is where the stencil mask didn’t hold tight! Seriously, a beautiful water color look. Awesome blending too! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)

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    1. Thank you, Geri! :)

      I’m still figuring out the staging and photography stuff… read some great tips from Debby Hughes so at least I know what I want to do, but haven’t really got there yet! LOL

      The watercolouring was fun and I’ll definitely play with that some more.

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