Thursday, October 27, 2022

Stencils or Masks Challenge #339

Hello Ai fans!

It's time for a new challenge and we think this one is perfect for everyone! Whether you are a "regular" artist or a watercolor artist we can all use stencils or masking techniques.

Mercy will be our featured artist this week but Hey Pumpkin... before we get to her adorable card we need to announce the winners of our last challenge.

For our Top Spot we selected Mary Bernard.

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Congratulations Mary!
We also always select a Lucky Random Winner.
This week it was Marianne H.

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Congratulations to our two winners! 
Now on to our fabulous Design Team feature! 
This week we have Mercy sharing her amazing fall themed card.
She used lots of masking on her fall themed card.  Let's let Mercy tell you all about it.
Welcome friends to a new challenge, all about masking and stenciling.    I chose to create a card with lots of masking.   I love masking, but more than anything, I love the reveal, lifting the mask and seeing the satisfying! 

Let’s take a look at the card and which elements I masked and in what order. 

The most important trick when using this technique is the order in which you mask and stamp.   As shown in the picture below, I stamped the 1s, followed by the 2s and the 3s. I layout the design and then determine what element goes in front of others; for example, owl 1 on the bottom right-hand side of the card, is flying in front of owl 2. Also, owl 1 stands in front of the pumpkin house. Consequently, I stamped owl 1 first. You go through this process for each element until all are included. In my card, owl 3s are all inside the house, thus the last ones I stamped. 

This process becomes second nature and quicker the more you practice. 

Once all of the stamping is completed, it’s all about creating the scene of your choice. I used Copic colors and created a one-layer card. 

Looking forward to seeing your creations, will talk to you next week!

✻ Please make a new card or handmade crafty creation. You can make any item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
 ✻Please include your first name and last initial on your submission.
✻We love to comment on your entries, but keep in mind if you use a private group or a platform that you need to sign up for, we probably won't be able to.
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love if you can, by clicking and commenting on your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by the deadline to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

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Sharon Caudle said...

Congrats to the winners!! Mercy - your card is gorgeous! Beautiful coloring!!

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card.