Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Crafters Workshop -'Aspens'

A few years ago, we rounded everyone we could
up and took pictures in the Aspens!! Okay so they
are just poplar trees. Fact is they are still some of
my favorite photo shoots.
Recently I found this mask by accident at
I am wild about this Aspen Mask
Here is a quick walk through of how I used it

I first placed  the stencil on a 12x12
sheet of White Bazzill Card stock
Clip at least 2 corners to hold your stencil in place
I chose a color pallet based on the colors
of my photo shoot, for this you will want water
soluble inks Distress Inks work wonderfully
Using my TH Ink Tool, I started with the lightest
color Distress ink and worked it loosely into the
stencil protected paper.
When I was happy with the shades,
 I used my mini mister and spritzed it lightly with water,
 then immediately wiped the excess moisture off.
Remember we are building a background.

Next take a non water soluble black pen and outline only
one side of your trees and underside or shadow side of branches.
Fill in some of the thinner horizontal lines on your
stencil with the pen as well.
I used a silver pencil crayon to outline the other side and
the tops of branches. I did this to show the illusion of light
hitting the top of the branches, it also adds dimension.

Next take a small sponge and fill in the
remaining horizontal lines with Soot Black
Remove the stencil and shadow the side
of your tree that you used the black pen on.

There you have it, you have created a forest

Suggested Products
Distress Tool Mini Mister


CraftygasheadZo said...

Super LO, love the trees and how you've done the finished effect. Zo xx

Dean and Selena said...

Love it!!

Joanne said...


...the yorkshire fox... said...

...what an amazing Mask Pam, sooo effective & you've brought your LO to life with your super shade work...tis a gorgeous piece...thanks for sharing today & saying hello...Mel :)

Dawn said...

This is beautiful! I love it! Thanks for sharing your tips, I'll have to give this a try.

Hugs, Dawn

Anonymous said...

very nice dear

love romeo

Rita Barakat said...

This is so cool! I love what you did withthat stencil...hey! I have that stencil! I need to go pull it out! bThanks for the inspiration!

Allison said...

That BG is the die cut trees!

missy k said...

That's really beautiful...... that mask is great