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Posted 8/27/2012 by Ising in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 8/27/2012 12:59:22 PM
Ok, so I have all these great masks...Tim Holtz, Studio Calico, etc. and I cannot figure out how to plan a layout to use them. I have a round one from SC and it doesn't stay put when I spray the mist. How do you keep your masks from moving AND how do you plan a layout around the design of your mask?


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Posted: 8/27/2012 1:07:34 PM
yup. I have the same problem too. Sometimes I get small repositionable glue dots and tack the mask down.


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Posted: 8/27/2012 1:15:08 PM
I would spray them with repositionable adhesive.

I'd plan the LO first, then figure out where you could fit the mask in.



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Posted: 8/27/2012 3:33:46 PM
Look for repositional stencil adhesive spray. It will be with the general stencils in any crafty store.

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Posted: 8/27/2012 3:54:33 PM
I would look at the mask as a patterned paper. So, plan out your LO putting the mask where you would put one of the papers.




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Posted: 8/27/2012 4:40:16 PM
All good ideas...I wondered if that respositionable adhesive really works or just makes your layout gummy if it transfers from the mask. I have several pieces of cardstock misted with the masks, but am not really sure how to go about covering it or which pieces to leave visible. I guess it is trial and error.


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Posted: 8/27/2012 7:52:33 PM
I think this is an excellent Glitter Girl question. I've seen her use a mask in one of her videos. It would be nice to see a video dedicated to just masks. Great question!!


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Posted: 8/27/2012 7:57:35 PM
I used my dotted glue from my this to that dispenser. It worked well and did not leave a gummy feel to the page. I would recommend leaving the mask on the LO until it is fully dry.

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Posted: 8/28/2012 9:31:30 AM
Thanks! I did pick it up, wet and all the first time. I am going to try again today to see what I come up with. I just look at everyone else's use of masks and wonder did they look at their photo and say "THIS needs a photo mask buried under layers of paper!!" Or did they have an approach like "I am going to use a mask today, I am going to find a way to make it work on a layout". I just wonder about the "design" part. Is it included in the triangle where your eye is supposed land? Are you supposed to ignore it like it is a watermark and not worry about fitting it in to the "design" triangle?


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Posted: 9/3/2012 10:41:58 AM
BTT for possible Glitter Girl topic. Not sure if it has been covered before.


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Posted: 9/3/2012 10:52:42 AM
There are some great videos on youtube that might help you out.


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Posted: 9/3/2012 10:55:41 AM
Thanks!!!! I never thought about that.


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Posted: 9/3/2012 10:58:23 AM
You could possibly try using the blue paint tape. If you know some of your mask will be covered, you can place the tape in that area.


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Posted: 9/3/2012 11:03:41 AM
Oooh...good idea!


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Posted: 9/3/2012 11:10:14 AM
I only have one mask and I've never used it, so I can't answer your question... but, did you change your username, Andrea?






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Posted: 9/3/2012 11:12:27 AM
I did! I shortened it to Ising.
I am having trouble trying to fit a mask on a page in a layout so I really can't say I use them either. I hate that. They all sit in a file. I have played with them and have sprayed pages. But no layouts. Hmmm....


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Posted: 9/3/2012 11:18:18 AM
I use masks occasionally. I've never had a problem with them moving when using spray mists but it certainly is a problem when I decided to rub stamp pads over top of them. In that situation I use my repositionable tape runner to stick down bits of the mask here and there. When I'm finished and everything is dry, it's easy to rub the tape dots away.

Typically I use my masks either to create a background. I usually do this by blending 2-3 similar colours of stamp inks or spray mists together. Or I spray the mask with mist directly onto the background paper and then layer patterned paper on top - sometimes only small bits of the mask shows when finished, sometimes larger bits - either way, it helps to anchor the design.

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Posted: 9/3/2012 12:33:14 PM
Cengland, your LOs sound beautiful! Do you have any posted here?


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Posted: 9/3/2012 4:37:58 PM
heidi swapp has great tutorials on how to use mask's also x

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Posted: 9/5/2012 11:42:37 PM
When I use masks, I lay down newspapers in my bathtub, place the paper to be misted on top and then the mask on top of that. I use the tiny magnets from my Basic Grey precision magnetic mat to hold the mask onto the paper. The magnets stick to the tub so nothing moves and clean up is easy - any stray mist can just be rinsed out of the tub!


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Posted: 9/6/2012 12:14:41 AM
I have only used my masks, which are a set of trees, once. I put the map on white cardstock, and the cardstock on newspapers, sprayed the mist and let it dry. The LO was to make my DGD's family tree.



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Posted: 9/6/2012 8:33:56 AM
Ok, Eliseq, that is just brilliant!

EllenPea, love that layout! Thanks for the idea!!!


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Posted: 9/6/2012 9:11:23 AM
mini go dots for me


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Posted: 9/6/2012 10:52:54 AM
I rarely use my masks, but need to make a conscious effort to include them more.

One idea I have on my "to try" list is to use them on canvas material & then adhere that to my layout similar to pp or a larger embellishment.

I also think it would be a good starting base for a title, journaling or embellishment cluster for the grounding effect. Washi tape could be layered on top.


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Posted: 9/6/2012 12:18:07 PM
If anyone is interested in this topic, Glitter Girl made a video with a great layout! Masking Mysteries


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Posted: 9/9/2012 2:10:04 PM
Just watched the video and it was fantastic!

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Posted: 9/9/2012 6:04:21 PM
Brilliant re: bathtub tip

Andrea - I have my Halloween journal page in my gallery where I used the spooky tree.... doing the same for the future Journals too.


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Posted: 9/9/2012 7:40:21 PM
Thanks Jeanette! I will go check it out. I have all of my masks out on my desk in hopes to make a layout and post it soon. My DD has already made hers...she loves Glitter Girl and was just thrilled, delighted and excited that she picked my question to answer (thanks GG!)


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