Happy Monday Friends! Today we have a special post with Jo Herbert. She is sharing the masking fluid technique that she showcased a few week’s ago with our Saturday Designer Feature that unfortunately I did not have the proper link for it. So here is Jo with her fantastic masking fluid tutorial!

“Hi lovely crafting peeps and welcome to today’s blog post. Today I will be using some masking fluid that I found at my local art and craft store.

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I first stamped the floral image from the “Tulip Bouquet ” stampset with Jet Black Staz On ink on a heavy duty 300GSM smooth cardstock.

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I then used an old brush and painted a thin layer with Masking Fluid over the image conscious of staying within the stamped image.  Make sure you rinse the brush out straight away as it dries rather quickly. I had a small bowl and paper towel on hand for easy to reach access.

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Make sure that the masking fluid is dried before applying any ink or colour over the top. I chose 3 Distress Ink colours to use for the base to apply a wash colour over the image. To spread the ink over I used a big flat brush. I made sure I first brushed the water colour cardstock with water so the distress inks can spread easily over the card stock without streaking. I used my craft mat to pick up the distress inks from.

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Once the masking fluid has dried I used my rubber cement eraser to pick up the masking fluid leaving the white cardstock appear through the colour wash.
I then matted on black cardstock then placed on a white card base.
For the sentiment I have used the Big Hello stampset and heat embossed on vellum cardstock.
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To help embellish I have used heart die cuts with red glittered cardstock  and placed them over the card.
I hope today’s card inspired you to used other masking mediums other than post it notes or masking paper. I have found this method rather quick and easy.
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A very special thank you to Jo for creating such a fantastic tutorial. Please leave her a comment. We will be back tomorrow with a new theme! We are creating 3D projects with our favorite Inspired by Stamping stamps! Can’t wait to share all the lovely designs the ladies have in store for us! With paper hugs, Joanna xxx

3 thoughts on “Masking Fluid Tutorial

  1. TracyM #6773 says:

    BEAUTIFUL card and VERY COOL technique!!!
    You made it sound quite easy Jo and I feel excited and much more confident in giving it a go => THANK YOU 🙂

  2. barb macaskill says:

    Beautiful card!! LOVE that stamp set too! The masking fluid is a great product that makes life so much easier when trying to do layered images or multiple layers of colors. TFS!

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