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iCopic Weekly Challenge #51

Hey everyone! Samantha here bringing you our 51st iCopic challenge.

The Challenge: Masking
Do some masking on your project. You can do any type of masking technique. If you are new to masking, I have a tutorial written out for you below so give it a try and see what you can come up with.

Masking is a great technique when you want to layer your stamped images to create a scene. Dana talked a little about masking last week (click here). Also, Alyssa shared some masking this week (click here).My tutorial is below:

When laying down your scene, you need to think about what in your scene is going to be in the FRONT. The forward most objects are going to be your masked object(s).

I am using the Ornamental Trees stamp set from SP and Company. For my scene, my center tree is the object that is in the front so it is going to be what I need to mask off. Let's get started.

First, I stamped my tree onto the Kraft paper that I wanted to use. Then I stamped the same tree onto some white scrap paper. The scrap paper is going to turn into my mask. It is best to use masking film or a very thin paper.

 Next, I cut out my image from the scrap paper. That is my mask.

I attached my mask exactly over the tree I stamped on my kraft paper with repositionable adhesive. 

And then I stamped the two side trees with the mask in place.

I removed my mask and now it looks like the center tree is the front tree, while the other trees are in the back.

I added some G21 to the back trees to make them look slightly different than the center tree. Here is my finished project:
My masking is very simple, but you could make any type of scene you would like to build. Your scene can be as simple or as complex as you would like. I can't wait to see what you create this week for the challenge.

Add a direct link to your challenge project below. Projects are due on October 16th at noon PST. A winner will be chosen at random to receive this week's prize AND be showcased right here on the iCopic blog Sunday evening!


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