We're doing a study of Tim Holtz's book "A Compendium of Curiosities" on NGS group. This week we're looking at the section "Extreme Masking". Place mask(s) on card. I decided to use two masks for my project. Tim says to use bold colors of Distress Inks with a Blending Tool to cover the card.Remove the mask(s) and mist the background with water to get the ink to start to wick and move around. Be careful not to obliterate the shapes of the mask(s). Use a heat tool to dry the tag and stop the wicking.
Replace the mask(s) over the masked shape(s). Stamp over the card with various images. I decided to only replace the bird mask for this step. (I like how the musical scale mask looks like a cage in this piece).I added some more texture stamping with brown ink to add more color to my piece.
Use the "negative" mask, to cover all but the masked part (here it's the bird), stamp inside the "negative mask.
Here's my finished "extreme masking":