If you love card making like I do, chances are you know who Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner are. Recently, both of these ladies have featured the Molotow masking pen on their videos. Of course, I had to try it out for myself! I have never tried liquid masking before; I’ve only used post it notes to mask off stamped images, so this was a first impression for sure!
I used Mama Elephant’s Charmed stamp set…my favorite Mama Elephant stamp set so far! The moon is heavily inspired by Kathy Rac’s card.
Here is my card:
First, I stamped my images on watercolor paper. Then I masked off the edge of the moon (I traced a circle die with a pencil.) and branch. I watercolored the night sky using Tim Holtz distress inks, making sure to avoid the middle where the owls are. I sped up the drying process by using my heat gun. Then I sprinkled perfect pearls mist for the stars. I rubbed of the mask from the moon, and masked the edges of the owls. I watercolored the moon with distress ink. Once dry, I rubbed off the mask from the owls and branch, and watercolored them with distress inks.
Here is a closer look.
The masking pen did a pretty good job. When rubbing off the mask, I ripped the paper a tiny bit on the branch and on one of the owl’s wings, but I just used a pen to fix it.
Even though this card started out as a one layer card, I couldn’t help popping up the panel with fun foam for some dimension.
My tips for using the Molotow masking pen:
- make sure to shake the pen well.
- use a thin layer
- make sure the mask is completely dry before rubbing off, and go slow!
Here is a quick picture of my supplies:
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