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Today I will show you "masking", a very simple technique but usefull to know.
I recommend this technique for children. Even small children can do this and masking is not costly or consumes expensive material.
I often organized birthday parties with children and have used this technique. The children always had lots of fun.
For my mask I stamp a second image without reinking the stamp and cut the image carefully. The more exact you cut, the better the mask will work (help very small children please)
you can reuse the mask so you don´t have to cut that much.
I show that you can cut all black lines OUTSIDE the image! If you later stamp over the lines of the first print, a line will still be a line, you cannot smudge it by stamping over it. I bet you knew what... :-)
Now the mask has to be aligned with the first print. Take care it is placed as a perfect match (help smaller children)
Reposition if necessary. (I used post it notes, but you can use any type of THIN paper)
Reink stamp and make a second print right over the first one. Repeat this process until you have as much print as you want.
Reuse the mask for even more prints.
With the same technique you can create a whole scenery! Let your imagination help you finding more and more combination with the stamps you own.
There is no limit! And its sooo much fun!
I have no idea if this is called negative masking, but thats how I call it ;-)
I show the positive masking again to prepare my image.
You can see that I have cut out the rubber in the heart image! This is a kind of stamp pimping and will be shown in a later video.
Still positive masking.
Tbis is my negative mask: Cut out the image you want to fill like a hole, as you can see here.
And stamp into the "hole".
With this technique you will see your stamps from a new angle: Every open image (nothing drawn inside) can be used as a frame and filled with other images. Cute, eh?
If the second image/stamp is larger than your mask, cover the paper you are stamping on with another scrap paper. If not, the second stamp will smudge your work.
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