The first step to turning this fabulous piece of patterned paper into a mask is to cover both the front and the back of the sheet with packaging tape.
Next, use a craft knife to cut out all the blue squares from the patterned paper.
Here is what my finished mask looks like. I left about a 1-inch border around the paper to help add some stability to the mask.
I mixed some ink into a small amount of modeling paste, and using my mask, spread the paste onto the background of my tag. A big advantage to having a mask is that I can add this fantastic pattern to my project in any color I choose!
The Very Merry Unbirthday collection is fun and bold, but this mask can also be used for a soft feminine layout! I used my mask again to create my background pattern, this time using Distress Ink. The Evergreen Bough Distress Ink is a great match to the green in the Forever Family collection. I'm looking forward to using my new mask on more projects and I'll be sure to share them with you!