Thursday, 9 May 2013

Distress Inks, 'That Special Touch of ...... Mask' and some Micro Beads.

Hello bloggers, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who left a comment on my previous post . I was overwhelmed by the interest shown here on my blog, on Facebook and by email.
Thank you so much.

For those of you that asked  the 'How were the Splats created?' question, they were made by 'whacking/ slamming' various Distress Stains down hard onto the card stock so that the ink splattered out! Easy, but mind you don't dent your table!

On to today's card which was made using a 'That Special Touch of ...Mask' from Clevercut UK. I taped  the mask down onto the card stock with very lo tac masking tape. 
I chose various colours of Distress Inks and  coloured the image through the mask.
Remove the mask and dry the inks with a heat gun.  
After cleaning the mask I attached it back into place and taped it firmly down again.
I applied Translucent Paste from Sweet Poppy Stencils  and after very carefully removing the mask, I covered the image with clear Micro Beads that are also available in a large pot from Sweet Poppy Stencils.
I left my project to dry overnight!
Thanks for your visit to my blog today 
I'll be back soon.
Eileen xxx 


  1. Just gorgeous, I love this technique, and as I have loads of masks, I really need to get myself some gel and micro beads and try it. Thank you for your fantastic inspiration Eileen. Hugs P xxx

  2. Another stunner Eileen, this is a great technique, I must get some of the translucent paste and some micro beads.

    Sue x

  3. This is super and I bet it looks great in real life with the micro beads. Didn't realise you could get translucent paste.

  4. Thanks for this idea, I have masks and the paste never thought of using micro beads but I will give it a go

  5. Thanks for this idea, I have masks and the paste never thought of using micro beads but I will give it a go

  6. This card is lovely and the beads add another dimension.

  7. Gorgeous Eileen! I bought this mask at Ally Pally and haven't used it yet, you have inspired me to get it out of the drawer! xxxx

  8. Lovely, love the colours. xxx

  9. Fabulous and loving the microbeads they give so much dimension!!! Must have a go at doing this. Thank you for sharing.

    Linda xxx

  10. Really nice Eileen, love it! XXX

  11. A beautiful effect Eileen, the colours look fantastic xxx

  12. Love this technique Eileen, beautiful card x

  13. Love the look of this, so pretty have to go and play with the microbeads thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Amazing as normal......there is nothing you cant do.....very talented lady...


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