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Old 02-24-2015, 07:26 AM   #1  
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What does everyone use foe masking? Cut everything out and stick it down with adhesive? Rubber cement? Masking liquids? What do you recommend? Thanks!
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:08 AM   #2  
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It depends a bit on what I'm masking. Most things I just stamp onto a Post-It note and cut out - I keep the mask with the set so I can use it again as they'll usually last several goes at least (only exception is if you spray with wet media and then they might get too delicate). If something has fine detail sticking out of the main image then I'll probably use a masking fluid to "paint in" those details. I generally use something like a toothpick as those fluids will wreck brushes!

Judikins Microglaze is fun if you want a tiny bit of sheen on the object you're masking - I guess it's a resist rather than a true mask as you're applying something that's going to stay on there but it's easy to apply with your finger or with something like a Cut n Dry nib if you have more detailed areas. It forms a layer that resists liquids so sponging dye-based ink or spritzing with things like Dylusions won't affect the image underneath.
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:05 AM   #3  
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Lately When I am stamping if I know its likely to be an image I would like to combine i.e. Flowers then I have a sheet of paper nearby that I will stamp that same image on a few times.
Later, usually when watching TV I will cut these images out and I place them in littleziplock bags. I now have a box full of precut stamped images for my most popular stamps I like to group with others. i dont leave with the stamp as my stamps are all seperated and stored in categories rather than who they are made by.
I have a box that sits just near where I do my stamping and embossing for easy access.
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:17 AM   #4  
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I do pretty much the same thing as Angelnorth. Post-it notes as a mask work well, especially since they came out with the ones that have the adhesive all over instead of just at the top. I got some samples of another brand that are just like the 3-M ones and they did not works nearly as well. The adhesive seemed to be more of a one time use product and even then the corners tended to not stay down.
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Another Post it note masker here. I tend to stamp on the top Post it, then peel off half a dozen sheets, and cut the image out of the whole block. That way I have spare masks.
Also, when cutting out the mask, cut right inside the stamped line, not outside. That way when you stamp over the mask, you won't get a 'halo' around the image caused by the tiny step from the paper mask.
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You can cut your mask out of regular text weight paper. Punch a few holes around the mask. Cover each hole with a piece of repositionable tape to make the mask sticky. When mask loses its stickiness, just replace the tape.

Or you can use regular Scotch tape with some of the sticky removed on your hand or clothing.
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Inkadinkado makes a masking paper that seems similar to Eclipse tape although I have never tried it. Available several places online. Joann online carries it & doesn't say online only - so may be available in stores.

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How I miss Eclipse Tape!!!!!
I bought my Eclipse Tape from Stampland years ago. It was always used in their convention demo's along with the color duster brushes so I was curious what they were selling for masking after it was discontinued. For quite awhile the website has been down for renovation but today I found it back up.

I see they now have their own brand of tape for masking that sounds just like Eclipse Tape
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Hey OP, Jennifer McGuire/Kristina Werner are having a masking class......

Online Card Classes - workshops and classes for cardmakers
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I generally use something like a toothpick as those fluids will wreck brushes!
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I've been using the Molotow masking fluid pens. Apparently they are all the rage right now. Its in a pump marker form, like a paint pen, and it gives you precise application without using a brush or nib to apply it. I've had mine for a few months now and I love it!
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I am familiar with watercolor masking, that would work, yes? You paint it directly on the paper and it peels off.
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I use clear contact paper. It's not as "sticky" as it was years ago. I stamp the image onto the contact paper then cut it out, peel off the backing and use it. When I am finished, I put the backing paper back on and store it with the stamp for future use. I have not had any issues with it tearing the paper when removing it from the image. You can use it over and over again.
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Gina K has an amazing product called Masking Magic. It is strong enough to stay in place yet gentle enough as to not damage your cardstock. I love it for masking. I have also used Inkadinkado's masking paper and it works well too. Gina's however has an edge over the other one because it allows you to colour over it as it is very slick. Either one tho works well.
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