Using masks is all the rage, so I wondered how it would look as an embossed background. So I grabbed my Studio Calico Bubbles mask, Versamark pad, American Crafts Zing Powder in Opaque Denim, and Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder in Peeled Paint, with a little blue painters tape and set about to giving this technique a try...
I taped the mask to my mat so it wouldn't move as I inked the paper...
I inked the pad directly on the paper. My pad is a little sticky, which I didn't count on. It started to move as I was inking the paper. I should have taped the paper to the mask or my mat - lesson learned. ;-) Luckily, it didn't really affect my final product. ::whew!::
I wanted a two toned look, so I sprinkled a little of the Peeled Paint powder on one half, knocked off the extra, and then sprinkled the Denim on, making sure I overlapped with the green a little bit.
This is what it looked like when I got done with the powders, before I applied some heat.
And this is after I added a little heat. You can't tell too well in this picture, but it came out better than I could have hoped - the blue is a smooth finish while the green has a rough finish. Even better for the contrasting look I could have hoped for.
And this is the final product. I added a few mini-brads, some Sassafras Lass numbers, and a distressed cut from my Cricut machine with a scrap of green paper I had sitting on my table. The numbers/cut are popped up for a little extra dimension.
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