Saturday, October 13, 2012

DIY Mask Tutorial - Moxxie

I love patterned paper! My favorite way to add detail and embellishments to my layouts is through fussy cutting. I love to cut papers apart and rearrange the pieces into my own design. Before buying any piece of paper, I always ask myself, 'Can I cut this paper?' When I first saw the All Wrapped Up patterned paper from the Moxxie Very Merry Unbirthday Collection, I immediately thought that it would make a fantastic mask.  With some packaging tape, a craft knife and a little patience, my mask vision became a reality!


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!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to visit the Moxxie Blog and facebook page for inspiration from the rest of the Moxxie Muses.

3 comments:

  1. wow dana, that is so awesome- thanks for the tutorial!!

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  2. Great idea for patterned paper you like and want to keep using over and over... in various colors!

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  3. Gosh, that's a lot of cutting! Great result though, it looks fabulous!

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