Thursday, 6 September 2012

Home Made Mask.

I have never really embraced masking as it seemed quite a messy thing to do on my scrapbook pages, I see myself as a neat and tidy kind of scrapper.
But I have seen so many beautiful pages on other blogs lately that I decided to take the plunge in to the great unknown. You may have noticed a few splats of ink here and there on my pages of late and I think that was me tentatively dipping my toes in.
Anyway, in order to delve in I needed a mask and I had the bright idea to make use of some old acetate sheets that were collecting dust and make my own.

Here is my first attempt at mask making, it took ages as it was cut by hand after drawing the hexagons on first.

I did not spray the ink directly onto my page base but onto some white card and then roughly went round the outside with a black pen. Then proceeded to cut them out and ink the edges.

Then I used the mask as a stencil on my page base paper in three different places around the page.

As you can see by my finished page the stencilled hexagons are a base for the other cut out ones.
This page was so much fun and I have cut out some other masks (using my big shot this time -soooooo much quicker) so I will play some more another day.

Here are a few close ups and just click on the images to get a better look. 

  Now this is the sketch that I wanted to use the hexagon mask for as it seemed perfect for my little trial run.
It is the Scrap365 September Sketch Challenge and does not close until the 20th September so why not have a go too! 


  1. You did a fab job with your handmade mask...and what brilliant results..Love your Layout Kerry!

  2. Wow the mask must of taken ages to do but sooooo worth it! Great LO thank you for taking part:)

  3. I think you can do messy perfectly by the look of this! I love it - so much to look at and I'm impressed with your mask too, I've never tried that

  4. Your layout is amazing! Love your hexagons!

  5. Love you stencil - very thrifty! Great use of the sketch too. TFS.