Hello Monday! Davinie Fiero here to share some new products from Studio Calico, and a fun technique with the new masks.
I decided to play with the ampersand mask for this layout. I’m going to creating a mask with the ampersand and spray over it with Mister Huey mist. So to start, I needed to determine where on my layout I’d like this element to be. Then I put my base paper in a box, to help contain the spray, and layered the mask over it.
After doing that, I stood back with my spray, and lightly spritzed it over the ampersand. I wanted a monochromatic look, and for the mask to stand out just a little, so used the color Clay over this mask on this print from the new Memoir line.
Remove the mask, and you’ll see the ampersand shape, with the misted color around it.
I still wanted to maintain a monochromatic look, but I wanted my ampersand defined, so hand stitched around the edges. To do that I used the same needle that I hand stitch with, and pierced holes around the edges of my shape. Its hand stitching and I don’t want it to look perfect, so it was okay that each stitch wasn’t evenly placed. You’ll also notice that the piercing was closer together on corners, etc., without being too close or you’ll perforate the paper.
I then took my DMC floss, which comes in 6 strands, split it into 3 strands, and hand stitched around the edges of the shape. This created a fun detail to this element on my page.
We have 6 chickens and the kids love to mother them, carrying them around and make little forts for them outside their chicken coop, and of course, check for eggs. It has been a fun experience, watching them all together. AND you can’t get more organic than homegrown chicken eggs. They are so good for you! But they are a stinker to peel when they are hardboiled!
I’ll see you back here on Wednesday with more masking ideas. Have a great day!
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