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Friday, 29 October 2010

Compendium of Curiosities - Challenge No. 19 - Extreme Masking


The current challenge being set by Linda over on her blog Studio L3 is 'Extreme Masking' which is a technique on page 61 of Tim Holtz' fabulous book called 'Compendium of Curiosities'.

I started off making a mask using one of Tim's Alterations Sizzix dies - 'Branch Tree'.

Here's the colours of Distress Ink I used


It was quite by accident, due to not placing the negative mask in exactly the right position, that the white outline was created.  I thought this looked at bit like moon shine, so hightlighted it with some Crystal coloured stickles and coloured the moon in the same way.

In the first photo you can see the mask itself - I really like how this turned out so will be using that some time too.

Thanks for looking!

17 comments:

Jan said...

I love that tree and what you've done with it. I can see the moon and the branches twinkling as well.... lovely effect x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic masking, I love that tree as well.

Healing Woman said...

Where did you get the tree? It is perfect as well as the moon you created with the Crystal stickles.

Lynn Stevens said...

Sherry this is so kewl, and you can use the tree too. Two for one is always great!

Mrs A. said...

That treet is real spooky! Love the effect (your error) has created. If I ever get to meet this Tim Holtz I'm gonna demand a signed copy of his book, the run around he is giving me trying to purchase a copy!!!

Mrs A. said...

You can see its the Weekend and The Doc and I have cracked a bottle or two open already. Above should of course read Tree!!!!! Hic.

Createology said...

This is a beautiful moonlit tree. Isn't it wonderful how sometimes our "mistakes" are better than what we wanted to make. Happy Halloweekend...

Kel said...

Sherry, this masking page is great, the tree has much character and the colours you chose for the background are so earthy and rich, you have an amazing craft room with so many supplies, no wonder it's your favourite place :)

Terry said...

Oh that tree is fantastic the way you used it! Love your background!!! Have a great weekend!

wearestampers said...

Your 'mistake' looks intentional! Great background!

Deborah said...

Wonderfully atmospheric, Sherry. And what a happy accident the misplacing of the mask was.

MarleneMAZ said...

Love your card! Who would have known there were any accidents with this, it looks like it was meant to be this way:)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sherry, I can't even find the words-- this is SO wonderful!!! The white outline around the tree looks amazing-- enchanted, in fact, which is perfect for Halloween! Whether it was a happy accident our your creative muse just pushed that mask over a tiny bit, it sure does look gorgeous. I love everything about it.

Sam said...

This is so beautiful, I love the white shine on the tree really makes it stand out, the colours and script behind it make it really magikal x

craftytrog said...

Beautiful artwork! The tree looks great!

Gini said...

So is this something that a particularly daring Highwayman also does?
This extreme masking? (Boom boom *and a snort for luck*)
An amazing picture Sherry, the eerie glow around the tree is fantastic, I'm sure your subconscious knew it would look wunderbar. (Maybe your subconscious thinks in German? Mine definitely thinks in Pig Latin!)
You can use your tree mask for another project as well :-)
Maybe you could make a Hangman's Tree picture??!!
OK, I'm going to bed now before I need to get my coat :-)
Mwah!
Gini
xx

Electra said...

Brilliant idea to make the moonshine-lovely job!