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1/11/12

Leaning Tilda: A Masking Technique


A BIG hello to all you iCopic Lovers!   It's Marie and it's my turn to bring you Wednesday's "Anything goes" tutorial!  I selected an adorable Magnolia stamp called Leaning Tilda.  This wonderful, versatile stamp is currently in stock at iCopic .   Check out all their adorable Magnolia stamps.  


 Leaning Tilda (Magnolia)

The technique I am using today will be  "MASKING".   This is a great technique when you want to provide a background for your image or you want to ground your image.   My little Leaning Tilda image needs to be positioned within a circle or she needs to lean on something.  I did not want to sketch anything today so I used a stone wall stamp that I already had in my stash.   Take a sneak peak at the new stamps I will be able to use with my little Tilda in the future HERE and HERE.    How Cool is that!  (So Christmas isn't over, wink, wink!)

I stamped my image on Cryogen (Curious Metallic, Inc)  Not all paper is equal.  Some paper will leave a waxy coat on your Copic pens and ruin your nibs.  This paper is wonderful, and will not cause problems with your precious Copic Markers.


The image is stamped a second time on some scratch copy paper (any lightweight paper) and cut the image out with a fine tip scissor to form a mask.  I like to use the Cutter Bee scissor  (Ek Success).  I find that post-it Notes make great masks as well.   (Cardstock is too thick for me and I find that when I stamp over the top, I don't get a clean finish).    Place the mask over the top of your focal image and stamp the stone wall image on top.   

Image with mask on top 
The image will look like this.    

 TIP:  Save the mask!  I use them over and over again.   As you can tell, this Tilda mask has been loved and used many times!   I place them in a see through envelope and keep  the masks with their respective stamps.  This makes it  easy to find and it saves a lot of time!



Remove the mask and its magic!   You can see that Tilda is positioned leaning on the stone wall.



  Finish coloring the stone wall or your  focal image with  your Copic markers. 


Copics
Skin Tone:  E000, #11, a touch of E13  and R20
Hair:  C0, C3, C5, C7, C9
Blouse:  R000, R20, R22, R24, R39
White Ruffle Trim: C0, C1
Jeans: B21, B24 B26
Stone Wall:  W00, W0, W3, W5  and a touch of R0 for interest.
  

This is a close-up of the  Leaning Tilda image. Isn't she just the cutest little thing?  

This is a close up of my hand quilled flower I created to coordinate with my flowered designer paper.  

  
I hope you liked this tutorial!  Thank you for stopping by and   please come back tomorrow and see what wonderful creation Kelli will have in store for you!   
Hugs,
Marie

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