Welcome back to the Cherry Blog! Today, we are trying out a new technique with ink sprays and mists! You may have seen how stamped embossing can mask a design, but have you tried masking with gloss gel medium? It’s just as easy with less mess!
First, I used a spatula to smooth Art Basics Gloss Gel Medium through a Vicki Boutin stencil. Once it dried, I sprayed over the top with combination of red, orange, and gold ink sprays. After waiting a few minutes, I rolled a paper towel over the top to soak up the spray and it left a fun design behind!
If you want a super clear stenciled image, take a baby wipe and gently go over each of the gel medium design pieces and any remaining spray will wipe right off! Once it was dry, I layered several cut apart pieces and die cuts from the Vicki Boutin Storyteller collection.
I had two photos, so stacking them on top of each other left a space open on the left-hand side that was perfect for a cluster of random ephemera pieces. Using the long, linear pieces at the back created a base for smaller embellishments on top.
I kept the title pretty simple, using alphas from my stash. By separating the title from the journaling with the flag, it allowed the entire title and journaling to nestle right in with my photos. To finish it off, I added some circles from the puffy Storyteller Thickers in the centers of the stenciled shapes.
I hope this masking technique inspires you to give this project a try too! You can use any sort of water soluble mixed media to add color over the top! To see this project come together, check out the process video below!
-Laura Alberts, ACOT Design Team