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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

a masking tape tutorial

The other day I was watching a youtube video from Jennifer McGuire about faux metal embossing. She used distress inks and mica powders to create a background. That inspired me to play with masking tape, distress inks and mica powders too. I have lots of them and rarely use them.

So here a step by step on how I make one of those cards.

I used a piece of white card stock, a card blank, distress inks, blending tools, masking tape (I use frog tape for delicate surfaces), mica powder and a brush. Oh and some embellishments.

I put the tape down to make a pattern.

I ink up the card stock with distress ink and a blending tool. I prefer to use more than one colour so it pops a bit more.

In this case I used Cracked pistachio and abandoned coral distress ink.
Because distress ink stays wet a bit longer it is easy to use a mica powder. I decided to use a yellow one to give it a nice golden glow. I use a fluffy brush to dust it on the ink. 
To fixate the powder I spray it with a mini mister. Mica powders normally have a binder in it that is activated by water.
While the cardstock is still stuck down I dry the mist with my heat tool. This way it stays nice and flat.
I gently remove the masking tape and reveal the uninked parts of the card stock.

This is what the card looks like after I stuck the piece of card stock on the card blank and embellished it with a sentiment die cut and a stamped and coloured in cupcake.
Here you can see the yellow shimmer of the perfect pearl powder.

I hope you enjoyed the process and will give it a go yourself!

Take care and maybe until next time....