Monday, 29 July 2013

Though The Mask!

Good Morning Splodgers,

Well my plan worked....hung all of the washing outside and it finally rained..yippee. Now the sun may come back out with a little bit of fresh air.

I hope you all enjoyed the 'Summer Loving' week, quite apt for the lovely weather we had. Today is the start of a new week....

'Through the Mask'

So what do you use through your mask? Inks, sprays, embossing, doodling?? Well this week the DT team are going to share their projects and show us what they put through their masks.

Claire has sponged paint through the SplodgeAway Mask to create this brilliant ATC.

I used several different colours of paperartsy fresco paints on the background of the ATC. I then placed the SplodgeAway Swirly Lattice mask onto the ATC and added the blue paint. I then moved the stencil slightly and sponged through with white paint - the fresco white paint is opaque so you can't see the colours underneath therefore creating a shadow effect - this technique is called stencil bumping. I then sanded the ATC a little to distress it and this also allows some of the undercoats of paint to show through. The flower stamp and sentiment are a JOFY mini set and were coloured using the fresco paints also. Stencil bumping is a great technique and you can create some interesting effects by experimenting with different colour combinations.

Claire has done a great job on these ATCs. I have never used the Swirly Lattice Mask but this project has given me some inspiration. Thank you Claire. Check out Claire's blog for more fantastic work.

SplodgeAway is currently working on several new products which I am SO excited this space.

Thanks for calling by and see you all tomorrow,

Susan xx


  1. Hi Claire, love your ATC's great technique, love the colours and the effect they have created is super, and love Jofy stamps xx thanks for sharing xx Zoe xx

  2. Love the ATC'c Claire. Beautiful colours and technique. That stamp is gorgeous.x

  3. Gorjus atc hun. Love the colours n youve vsed my fave mask! Lovely work x x x

  4. Love this technique, love ATC'S love the colours you have worked with Just love them both, particularly the green one. Really shows great ideas through the mask!!!
    Hugs Carol xx

  5. amazing effects how versitile! i would never have though of using them on atc s!!

  6. Beautiful ATCs, really clever technique Claire and so effective
    Claire xx

  7. Two gorgeous ATC's Love the same mask different colour thing. Still haven't quite got the hang of bumping but will give it another go re-inspired by your lovely project