Hi everyone, Ilene here to share a quick tutorial. I wanted to show you guys how you can use some gorgeous FWAB flourishes as a mask. For this layout, I used the Luke Flourish in Teal. To begin with, glue down the base papers you plan on using. Here, I’m using an older line from Webster’s Pages, “Seaside Retreat”.
Next, peel the flourish off its backing sheet and place upside down (sticky side up) on your layout, using it as a mask. These flourishes are very firm, which makes it easy to use them this way, and since the sticky side is up, they won’t ruin your papers. I used turquoise chalkboard mist here from Tattered Angels.
When I was done misting the left side of the page, I moved the flourish to the right side so I could mist there as well.
Here is how the page looks after the misting. I also allowed some of the paint to drip from the flourish to get a few paint splatters.
When you’re done misting, dab the paint off the flourish with a paper towel.
And here is the final result. After wiping the flourish down, it was still sticky, but I added a touch of Fabri-Tac glue to make sure it stuck well.
And a couple close-ups of the misting paired with the flourish on top. I also traced some of the paint splatters and misted flourishes in white for emphasis. And if you look closely, you can see that I tucked a green Nicky’s Beach Hut behind the white flower (in the first close-up). I inked the beach hut in turquoise as well so it could blend better – the puffy embellies and flourishes take inking very easily.
I hope you guys got some fun ideas today on how to get some of your FWAB flourishes to do double-duty for you by using them as masks. Now get to misting!