Thursday 25 March 2021

Using Reflection Masks to Make a Birthday Card

I missed Barbara Gray's first Facebook Live event using this reflection mask set, but couldn't resist having a play for myself the day after.  I made this birthday card with the Pine Trees by the Riverside pair.
Add the Pine Trees by the Riverside outer mask to a piece of Clarity stencil card.
Blend Dried Weed Artistry ink through the aperture with a Clarity stencil brush. Add a little Pine Needles Distress ink in the same manner. Remove the masks.
Add the inner mask over the trees and a large moon mask.
Blend Tumbled Glass Distress ink over the background using a stencil brush. Remove the masks.
Add the wavy line at the water’s edge using the bottom mask from the same sheet and Dried Weed ink.
Add the Reflection outer mask at the bottom of the card.
Blend Iced Spruce Distress ink over the aperture in the same way as before and add a touch of Aged Stucco artistry ink. Remove the masks.
Mask up the reflected trees, add a moon mask and blend Weathered Wood Distress ink lightly over the bottom of the card. Remove the masks.
Add the deer outer mask to the top and blend Ground Espresso Archival ink through the aperture. Remove the mask.
Repeat with the opposite outer at the bottom, this time using Hickory Smoke Archival ink.
Use a Pergamano blending pen and nibs to add shading under the deer and reflection in appropriate inks.
Trim the topper to 6.5” x 6.5” and add Happy Birthday using the Art Nouveau sentiment stamp in Ground Espresso Archival ink.
To finish, edge the topper with a black pen and add to the front of a 7” x 7” white card blank.


1 comment:

julie said...

Love the card thank you for the tutorial x great colours