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Wednesday 2 February 2011

Multi Masking Technique-going BIG on Bombshells!!

Mary G has challenged the Bombshell team to come up with a Bombshell project that reveals their inner Bombshell!
As a Gemini I find I have two distinct sides to my personality and my crafting! Sometimes I'm neater and nicer and like to go with pretty, glittery and happy. Other times I'm inky, grungey, showing a dark sense of humour and loving skulls and tattoos!
So my Bombshell project is kinda my Gemini self!
I layered multiple Bombshell images by using masking. 
First I stamped the Bombshell Bride onto my card with Memento ink.
I stamped her again onto some scrap paper and cut her out to make a mask. A little repositionable Hermafix on the back of the mask and placed it over my stamped image:

Next I lined up where I wanted my second stamped image and stamped her over the mask:

Then I had my two main Bombshells 'Lucky Bride and Butterfly Queen' next to each other:

I stamped Butterfly Queen onto scrap paper and cut her out so I could make a mask for my second stamped image, I could then start stamping over the two Bombshells without making a mess of them. Here are both Bombshells, masked with some of the next layer of stamping going on:

As I progressed I added more masks so that I could over stamp more of the card:

Not all the masks were stamped on scrap and cut out- for smaller images, sometimes all I needed to use were strips of paper to protect an image below:

Once all the stamping was done and the masking removed the card looked like:

The final job was to colour the images in and add some extra images with 3d foam to make the pop off the card

I really enjoy this technique as you get a really dense layered look but you can still focus on the main subjects of the card. It's quite involved but i find it quite relaxing and my 'DH' commented on how quiet the colouring in kept me!!

I've used this technique before:

and if you leave the images uncoloured apart from sweeping with Distress inks it forms a cool background:

Happy Crafting!
Glittery Katie xxxx


  1. Wow, Katie! I can't even begin to tell you how much I love all of these projects! What a fabulous tutorial. The end result is stunning. I really need to try this out! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  2. These are all gorgeous! I really love the tutorial. The Inner Bombshell is AMAZING!

  3. I love all the projects and am glad I don't have to choose a favorite.

    Great tutorial and explanation of masking.

  4. Oh I really like this, it's very cool! I will give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. wow Katie totally wicked,love it...

  6. Wow, Katie! An explosion of color and pattern! Soooo wonderful! What an absolutely amazing tutorial ;D

  7. Lovely! I love masking but rarely use the technique. This post has inspired me to use it more! Well done. :)

  8. You did an excellent job Katie!!
    Absolutely AWESOME!!!

  9. These are so wonderful and awesome, I´m speechless! Just WOW!!