March has finally gone, what crazy weather.
Thanks to everyone who entered last month’s Challenge.
This month’s Clarity Blog Challenge is a technique rather than a theme, the technique is masking. So go on give it a go, maybe the £50 clarity voucher will be yours.
Basically masking is as it implies, covering up, thankfully Clarity Stamps has been making masking for some of their stamps for a while now and it makes it so much easier to work with some of the more complex shapes.
Details of all Clarity Masks can be found http://www.claritystamp.co.uk/Information/Search
My project this month was a simple tag, using 3 of the masks, the mountain, one of the suns/moons and the humming bird. I the pictures of the step by step, the tag was a stamping card, my finished project was made using the Clarity Chromo card, which is super glossy.
I started with a plain white tag and stamped the verse with sepia archival ink
I then stamped the bird and covered with the mask and placed the moon mask in place.
Next I gently using the Clarity blending brushes used a variety of colours adriondac inks to softly colour the tag’s background. I also placed the mountain mask over the tag and brushes some eggplant to create the illusion of hills. I wanted the illusion so softly does it.
I then removed the sun/moon mask and used the other part of the mask you get the inside and the outside part of the masks, both of which can be used. I placed it over the sun and again using my brushes and peach bellini and coloured the sun slightly.
It makes a difference, I then removed the mask and coloured in the bird using water colour pencils and added a edge with promarkers and some hession for the bow.
Some more masking examples
Well that’s it for today.
Drop by the Clarity Blog and join in the fun.
Bye for now.