Happy Sunday everyone! Gia here…I was thinking about calling this post, "As seen on Pinterest (Nailed It or Failed It?)" or alternatively , "Go Big or Go Home!" But I decided to go with the more descriptive title :)
What is masked lettering you ask? Well, masked anything means that you use a cut out image to protect the surface underneath, and with whatever medium, color all of the space around the image. When the mask is lifted, the image is defined by the colored negative space. It is easier to show you visually than to describe it, so here goes...
My quote by Emerson says, "Live in the Sunshine. Swim the Sea. Drink the Wild Air." Poetic and appropriate for this photo of my son photo-bombing my selfie against the blue sky here in Hawaii. Because my title pretty much fills the whole space, I clustered and layered all of my embellishing close in to the photo. I used a tag in a stitched vellum pocket behind the photo to add some secret journaling. I was thinking that this layout is an interesting combination of words on top of words on top of hidden words.
The paper I used as my background is from the Simple Stories DIY Boutique collection. There are a few things I would do differently next time-which is one reason why I decided to play with this technique on a layout before attempting to make a larger canvas for my home decor. Thanks so much for joining me in the Art Studio this weekend. I hope you are inspired to get a little messy and free your inner artist! Have you ever tried masking on a layout? Do you ever actually try ideas that you pinned on Pinterest? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
3/30/2014 12:28:28 am
WOW, that is so cool, I love the Emerson saying. Great share this am. I think its a winner.
3/30/2014 02:25:09 am
Nailed it! So cool Gia! I love how you took that bold background & toned it down with the tinted gesso AND used masking to create an even more interesting background! Bravo!!! You make me want to get messy tonight when I get into my scrap shop!!
3/30/2014 03:57:10 pm
what a neat idea, I am definitely going to try this! Thanks for the inspiration xx
3/30/2014 04:09:58 pm
Love this Gia!! I so want to give this a try!!
3/31/2014 10:48:49 pm
This looks so very cool Gia!! Love that quote too!
4/1/2014 04:37:13 am
Oooo I love this Gia! What a great way to use a paper that may look a little busy and tone it down! LOVE IT!
4/7/2014 08:38:59 am
Love this idea!!
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