Techniques Series | Masking with Glue

Stamping Techniques Series

I love using techniques in my card making, and one of my favourites in Masking. But there are so many different ways to mask, so over the next few weeks I thought we would explore them together. This week we are ‘Masking with glue’ and while this isn’t my original idea (I found it a few years ago on Ruth Trice’s blog) this version of masking is one I do often, and always gets a ‘ooooh, how did you do that reaction!’

Techniques series masking video tutorial masking with glue floral card using Birthday Blossoms from Stampin' Up!

This technique is really easy, but needs some time….1. because applying the glue can take a while, and 2. because it needs a good few hours to dry!

So, how do you mask with glue!

Ok, so the real trick is the Stampin’ Up! Fine Tip Glue Pen! This great glue is nice and runny, drys clear and comes with a needle point applicator.

Tips and Tricks:

  1. Stamp your image in Archival ink (either Basic Black or Basic Grey) and give it a minute to dry
  2. Use the Fine Tip Glue pen to ‘colour’ the image with glue…. once the stamped image is nicely covered, leave it to dry (I usually leave it overnight to make sure it is properly dry)
  3. Then you can stamp over it, or blend ink over the glue and the stamped area will remain white
  4. Clean the masked area with a dry paper towel to ensure that the white really pops!

Techniques series masking video tutorial masking with glue floral card using Birthday Blossoms from Stampin' Up

The rest of the card is finished with a sentiment die cut with the Layered Circles and some fussy cut leaves stamped in Emerald Envy. The final part of this card is the embossed panel. I am having heaps of fun with this embossing folder at the moment, its called Seaside… and while it is great for sea themed cards, its just as pretty for other cards too!

Do you have a technique you would like demonstrated? Let me know in the comments below



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2 thoughts on “Techniques Series | Masking with Glue

  1. WOW Hannah, I hadn’t realised you could use the Fine Tip Glue for masking. A beautiful card and stunning colours. xx

  2. Beautiful card, Hannah. I have not seen this technique before but love it and will definitely give it a try. I enjoy your videos a lot, thanks for sharing.

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