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Old 02-08-2007, 05:13 AM   #1  
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Question Masking---what works for u???

....i have used sticky notes but wondered if there is some thing/way that works easier/better. The reason I ask as I am currently working on a card & need to mask bird/chicken legs which makes the cuts around them pretty thin??
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There is a temporary glue you can use for the back of the mask. Mono Permanent/Temporary. Can be either/or depending on how much you let it dry before adhering paper to paper.
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I use Eclilpse Tape for masking

http://www.lasimppan.com/eclipsetape.htm
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My LSS has something called "Magic Mask." I haven't used it yet, but I've heard a lot of people rave about it. It's supposed to be good for even the smallest images.
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I have used the magic mask and the eclipse tape. I find the magic mask a little pricey - at least in my area - for the amount you get. The eclipse tape is much more economical IMO. Both work in the same way.
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I just stamp on sticky tape and cut out the image so I can use it as a mask. Sounds like maybe that is what you do, too. It works for me so far.
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Thumbs up Great ideas!!!

....thanks to each & all for the ideas...coupla products I have never heard of...I need to sit still & learn something about each. Not close (40 mi) to any resource so do a lot of purchasing on the internet??
...thanks again...Lorene aka frantic stamper
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I use eclipse tape. It is used by Judikins and comes is several sizes. You can order it through the website at Judikins.com I find it to be as reasonable using post it notes. A lot of technique books I have suggest eclipse tape.
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Magic mask is great because it is so thin. Sometimes I think that post its are to thick and you can end up with a gap. I save my masks after the project is done by sticking it onto the image on top of the wood block to help cut down on the cost.
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I stamp the image on cardstock, run it through my xyron with REPOSITIONABLE cartridge, and cut it out. Works great b/c it's so much sturdier than post-its.
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I use 3M painters tape! It is awesome and is like having a huge roll of post it notes! It is about 2 plus inches wide and the entire back side of it is sticky--just like a post it--but it comes in a huge roll for less than $3. It used to be white but now is the color of kraft paper. I get it at Home Depot. It is my favorite adhesive. You can also use paper with the 2 way glue pen after it has dried. Hope this helps!
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SU 2-way glue is the way to go for me
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I should add that if I make a mask of an image that I know I'll be masking again in the future, I just stick it to the bottom of my SU! plastic case that the stamp set comes in. HTH!!
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SU 2-way glue is the way to go for me...

I should add that if I make a mask of an image that I know I'll be masking again in the future, I just stick it to the bottom of my SU! plastic case that the stamp set comes in. HTH!!
Hee hee! I could have written this myself...

I usually use Post-its because they are so thin--there's less of a gap between my images that way. And it my Post-its lose their stick, I use 2-way glue to get them to work for me again.
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I use the two-way glue from SU - works great and for a good amount of time too. I masked cards at a stampin' party in Nov and my mask is still tacky!
I've also found a "knock-off" two-way glue at WalMart - so if I can't get an order in quick enough, I'll use that instead. Works just as good!
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I use Post-It notes too and use Dotto Repositionable.
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Maybe I'm misreading your question (based on the answers everyone else was giving). I thought you were asking whether there was a better way to create a mask than stamping and cutting out.

The only think I can think of for getting around the cutting would be if you had a die that was the same as the stamp. Then you could die cut the mask. Otherwise you have to cut out the images so you'll probably run into the same issues with the narrowness of the legs, etc regardless of what medium you use for the mask, although I suppose some mediums might be easier to cut than others. I just use post-it notes.
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I don't know if this is the best place to ask this question - but here goes. How do you all store your masks? I do not keep the boxes from my SU sets. I'm about to make a mask of one of the SU dragonflies and I want to keep the mask. My stamp is PERMANENTLY stuck to a piece of acrylic that my husband did for me several years ago. Soooooo, I wide open for suggestions so I don't lose them. By the way, I store my stamps in many 1 1/4" drawers and on EZ Mount boards.
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I usually keep mine in the box. Maybe you could keep yours in one of those bill organizers, like this: http://inkblots.webseitler.com/blog/...-the-spot.html

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I stamp the image on cardstock, run it through my xyron with REPOSITIONABLE cartridge, and cut it out. Works great b/c it's so much sturdier than post-its.
I do this, but run it thru the Xyron after I cut the image out. I also save the mask by placing the backing back on the image, just keeping it in the box w/ the stamps, so that it's ready to go the next time I need it.
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I use post-it notes. I find they are the easiest to work with. I just stamp the part of the image that needs masking near the top so that it sticks and I am good to go!

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If you are making a mask for a dragonfly, chances are it's pretty fragile. I keep mine in the SU boxes, but if I didn't have them I think I'd place them in ATC holders, or, I borrow baseball card sleeves from my boys all the time. Not the ones that are whole sheets meant to be used in a 3 ring binder, but the individual ones. If your mask fits in there, that might be a storage solution... stick it to a piece of cardstock and then slide it in the sleeve. Hope that helps!
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I use acetate - you can use it a million times over and just put repositional adhesive on the back. You can use acetate for a million different types of masks too. Here is an example : http://paperpleasing.typepad.com/my_...st_tutori
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I like the idea of using baseball card covers. I have a couple of packages of those. I also like the bill organizer idea. When I used the mask to stamp my challenge card I learned something. My mask broke and I was heart broken, but then as I laid it on the piece, because it is so fragile, it was much easier to position. Never can tell what a person will learn. Thanks for these great ideas for storage and for blessing my day.
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