Mask-erade Class – Day 3, Liquid Masking

Today I have a card and a mess to share with you!  I’ve been taking the Mask-erade class over at Online Card Classes, which I have thoroughly enjoyed and have learned a lot from.

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I made this card with Fineline Masking Fluid. It was inspired by Jennifer’s cards from Day 3. I have used masking paper with this stamp before, but I think I like this technique just as well. I’m going to play the card over at ATSM Challenge #146 – ANYTHING GOES + DT CALL and WAW’s Challenege #185.

Below you can see my first attempt at using the masking fluid. Ugggh! Lots of coloring and ink blending wasted. I think my ink was wet and I used too much fluid on parts and then not enough on others. Then I didn’t wait long enough to do the inking or pull the fluid off. Also, I used watercolor paper. Maybe that caused a problem?

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Anyhow, on to the non-flubbed up card. First I stamped the flower image in SU’s Razzleberry and then applied the masking fluid. I waited a while to make sure it was dry. Next, I did some ink blending with 3 different SU greens and a Ranger mini ink blending tool. Then, I removed the masking fluid. Phew! I didn’t mess this one up! I colored in the flower with my SU markers and stamped the sentiment and leaves. Then I trimmed the panel down and added it to a SU Bermuda Bay card base.

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I was thinking of my family when I made this card. This was a tough week at my house. We received some very disappointing news from my husband’s work – his retirement was disapproved. I’m choosing to trust God, I know that

He’s with us and has better plans for us than I could ever ask for or imagine. I will praise God for His goodness and faithfulness even when I am sad and I will walk by faith, not by sight.

This week, 28 May, my husband and I celebrated 21 years of marriage. We’ve been together since we were 16 – fast approaching 30 years. He’s my best friend and an incredibly patient and loving husband. Yesterday, he brought the bouquet below because “it’s still our anniversary week” :).

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Thanks for stopping by!
xo
Melissa

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

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11 thoughts on “Mask-erade Class – Day 3, Liquid Masking

  1. Hello, my girlfriend and I have discovered that masking fluid does not work with the Master’s Touch watercolor paper. Even without watercolor on the paper, it pulls up the paper. Our trouble was with the Zig Clean Color Markers on the Master’s Touch watercolor paper. It pulled up the paper AND the color!! I couldn’t tell if that’s the one you used or not, but I did notice in an earlier post that you do use it…at least it looked like it to me. If you don’t, then disregard anything that I’m telling you.

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful. You are SO talented, and I thank you for sharing your talents with us. Have a blessed week, and please know how grateful I am to have you play along with us.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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COMMENTS Please leave your comments below. Thanks so much for your encouragement! I greatly appreciate your kind words. Proverbs 16:24 says "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones."

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