Masking Fluid & Brayered Sky

Masking Fluid & Brayered sky

Following on from the tutorial I posted yesterday, today’s card features masking fluid to create falling snow but with a brayered sky instead of a sponged sky. With a brayer it is easier to create a uniform colour and coverage than it is with sponging. Usually I want variety and gradation in the sky but I also like to apply the ink with a brayer and create the kind of sky which I occasionally see, bright and beautiful on a winter’s day.

I used two hill masks to create this scene and used sponges on the snow banks where I gradation in the blue shadow. I stamped the winter ledge stamp once before removing the lower mask and then again over the corners of the panel. The masking fluid was applied in the same way as shown in yesterday’s tutorial.

We are expecting 5-10cm of snow tonight so perhaps I will see a scene like this sometime soon.


Stamps:  Winter LedgeSilent Night (PB)
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark(Tsukineko)
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid

7 Comments on “Masking Fluid & Brayered Sky”

  1. Beautiful card, thanks for the tutorial yesterday and the explanation on today’s card.

  2. Another beautiful wintry scene – you are the absolute master of these! Thank you for the previous tutorial too – I will be having a go at a snowy background for my husbands Christmas card using masking fluid for the first time – fingers crossed it works out ok! xx

  3. Patti J. says:

    Another beautiful card, Heather. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Judy says:

    Stunning card, Heather! I continue to be amazed at the results that you achieve with the masking technique.

  5. marja says:

    I adore your winterlandscapes Heather. They are so gorgeous. Fantastic work. Thanks for the tutorials and all your work this year? Every time it is a pleasure to see yodur work.
    I wish you a very mrry Christmas and a healthy, warm and lovely 2013. Also full of creativity.
    Big hug and see you backin the new year.

  6. Doris Cote says:

    After yesterday’s post, I went out and got a bottle of the fluid mask. I can’t wait to try this out and now you have given me another technique for the brayer I have.Fa La La La La, La La La La. Have a Merry and a Happy.

  7. You work always leaves me breathless! You have such a talent and I thank you so much for sharing it with all of us.

    Merry Christmas and I hope you have a white one,

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