Our current way of making something like the card at the top would require stamping the image onto a post it note and then fussy cutting it out, sticking it down and sponging or painting over it. Remove the sticky mat and color the hedgehogs. Honey, those days are GONE! Let me show you how this works!
Begin by stamping your image with StazOn ink onto watercolor paper. I used watercolor because i was going to water color the hedgehogs with my Aqua Painter. The Memento will NOT work, so be sure to use the StazOn. Make sure it is good an dry before continuing.
Give the jar of liquid mask a good shake. You want it all dissolved. This one has a bit of an orange tint to it. You will want some coloring in it to make it easier to see on your paper. Another one I saw online had a blue tint to it.
Next pick the paint brush that will work best painting your image of choice. I wanted to have a bit of a skinny tip so I could get the pokey parts of the hedgehog.
Wet your brush and then rub it on a bar of soap. I used Dial. I think anything will work as long as there are no moisturizers in it to ruin your paper. This will prevent the liquid mask from ruining your brush. The soap protects the bristles.
Now gently paint the liquid mask onto the image. Cover everything where you don't want color from your daubers, sponge or watercolors to get through. See the coloring of the mask on my image below? WASH your brush right away so you can use it again.
Once the mask is dry you can color over your image however you wish. I used sponge daubers and Marina Mist for the sky and Mint Macaron for the grass. Let the ink set up for a couple of minutes. You don't have too, but it's probably a good idea.
Next, take your Adhesive Remover (eraser) and gently rub down from the edge to pull up the mask. Once it is started, you can actually just rub it off with your finger.
BEFORE you do... remember the first time you saw Embossing Powder heat up and turn shiny and beautiful? Get ready for that "oooohhh ahhhhh" when you get the mask off. I did... I think you will too.
See how easily it pulls up? I would have posted a picture of it all pulled off, but I want you to see that for yourself when you try it. It is just amazing!
Carefully watercolor your image. This one turned out great, and it was my first attempt. I have to admit that my next attempt I got sloppy with the Aqua Brush and my "sky" and "grass" ended up with water stains. Learn from my mistake... you'd hate to have to start from scratch again!
Thank you for looking in! I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. I'm planning to play with it more! ~ Donna