Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Making a Mask

I should have taken one of those 'what's on your worktable' photos on Saturday.  I had these cards and some other projects in progress. It was a mess!  Many ideas had come to me at once which I loved.  It seemed that for the last few weeks I haven't been that inspired.  One of these new ideas didn't quite pan out (OK, everything got crumbled up and thrown in the trash) but the others were finished and will be along as the week goes on.

I was looking for a good material for making my own reusable masks.  An easy way to make a reusable mask is to use your Cricut or other cutting device to cut on out of transparency film.  The same film you use for printing transparencies works great as a mask.  It is thin and won't curl up when spritzed the way papers will.

I cut the mask for the background of this card using the Storybook Cartridge and my Cricut.  Here is the  the transparency mask I'm saving so it can be used again on other cards.  It is a little stained but still usable.

In my quest for something good to use for masks, I tried vellum.  It turned out to be horrible for a mask as it curls immediately when you spritz it with a mist.  However, I cut this same image from a printed vellum and got a really pretty result so I used it as a background.

The flower is made with plain old muslin.  I dyed it with some SU! ink mixed with water and stamped the dried fabric with a background image.  The brad is from Teresa Collins and the trim from Webster's pages.

What did you do for Memorial Day weekend - relax, travel, craft?  Hope it was a good kickoff for summer.  Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. How pretty!

    I love homemade masks :)

  2. Beautiful cards.
    I like how you used the mask as just that a mask and then used it on another card.
    Beautiful mask by the way.

  3. 2 beautiful cads Lisa-my fave is the 2nd one you made with the muslin flower and how creative to use a bg stamp on it-love it!!

  4. These are both so pretty, Lisa! I love the colours you used in misting the first one, such a great mask too. That is gorgeous vellum on the second, and your flower is absolutely beautiful!


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