Sunday, June 19, 2011

Making a Mask

I could not resist picking up the Umbrella Man die.  To justify yet another die purchase, I needed to find different ways of using this die. I took the clear plastic packaging material from the die and used the die to to cut it. I ended up with a clear plastic mask with both positive and negative images to use.

I got out my trusty ink blending tool and Weathered Wood Distress Ink to ink up a blank manilla tag.

Once I was satisfied with the coverage, I temporarily mounted the positive image of the man to the tag.

I inked up a Hero Arts background stamp and stamped over the mask to cover the tag.

Once this was complete, I removed the positive mask and laid the negative (cut out) mask over the tag and secured to my work surface. I inked up the belnding tood with Chipped Sapphire and tapped over the opening to add some color to the Umbrella Man.

He reminds me so much of Mr. Steed from The Avengers, so I decided to get out all of my mystery/crime/espionage related word stamps (Yes, I have such a collection) and stamp over his image.

Here we have the finished product...

Any of these steel-ruled dies can make masks. You can also cut images from fun foam and make stamps. Get out those dies and find new uses for them!