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Monday, 13 February 2017

Masked Specimens






Hello all, I hope you had a lovely weekend. After all that (water)colour, we're headed into the neutral zone today.  It's only a sneak peek here at Words and Pictures, so I shan't keep you here long.

I'm over at the PaperArtsy blog this evening with some inspiration for this fortnight's Masking theme.

I've created a sort of three dimensional naturalist's journal, recording the details of various specimens of flora and fauna.

I hope you'll be able to hop over and find out what I used to do my masking (given that I avoid fussy-cutting masks if I possibly can!), and that you enjoy what you find there.

Study nature, not books.
Louis Agassiz, Geologist, Teacher and Naturalist, 1807-1873

30 comments:

Amanda said...

Looks fab what I can see, off I pop
Love
Amanda x

Nikki Acton said...

Blinkin' gorgeous! Ah I so share your 'ought to thinking' and great to see it's not just me that ends up with several versions before I am happy with something! You never disappoint though:) xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your fabulous box - just goes to show that it is best to go with you instincts! Hugs, Chrisx

Helen said...

love it (and some of the other colourways too!) but I agree, stick with your instincts.

Colleen said...

Allison,
I love this box, I'm a vintage person myself and this is just spectacular. Thanks for sharing. I may have to invest in some of that masking fluid because I fussy cut everything.

chrissie said...

Just hopped over Alison and it is a wonderful piece.and so good that you stayed to true to yourself.

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

I am on my way to see it all, this sneak peek looks fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Just saw and commented at PA. This is so beautiful. I love the detail and the 'pops' of white. xx

catherine said...

Just popped over to have a look Alison and such a fabulous project. A great use of all those wonderful stamps. Sorry for not having been around for a while and hope everything is ok with you. I am trying to get back on track with blogging so will be keeping up with your work more often!
x catherine

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous Alison! I had to come over to see closer...
Not a specialist in anyway but the other difference between watercolour and standard cardstock is that the former has a coating (the "size") and it might be also this that protects from the fluid. Also worth remembering that as papers are all different, and the masking fluids are all different you might get a tear with one combination and not another, so a test might be useful...

Anneke said...

Just went to have a look! This looks amazing, love it.

Dortesjs said...

waue love your dimensional naturalist's journal, would like to see more of it ;O))

Redanne said...

Looks beautiful, off to have a closer look! Anne xx

Marci said...

It turned out beautiful, but I like your earlier experiments, too.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
Happy Valentine's Day to you dear Alison!
♥♥♥
Susi

Chrissy said...

Fabulous project Alison and I love the pink and blue too..I love fussy cutting even strands of hair..lol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lynn Price said...

Intriguing! Off to soak up the details xxx Lynn

Jennie Atkinson said...

Looks fabulous! Just off to have a peek - I am afraid I am very late catching up with blogs this week! Jennie x

craftytrog said...

A beautiful project Alison! Xxx

Julia said...

I took a look at this project last night on the PaperArtsy blog and returned again for a second look. It is so lovely! That masking pen is such a brilliant idea, I really could do with one of those.

Mrs.B said...

This looks fabulous, off for a closer look.
Avril xx

Team Clark said...

Dear Alison, how you amaze me with your own beautiful style. It is perfect just your way and exactly why we all adore you work! I just have to have this pen! My masking item is a lot more messy as you will see in my Friday's post. LOLOLOL! I'm really inspired by every word and image in this post. Thanks doll! Happy belated Valentine's, Autumn

Barbara Schiassi said...

The whole project is fabulous and I have discovered just now the Molotow masking Pen! I want it! Thanks for your inspirational post! Barbara

Dorthe said...

Allison, it looks so amazing, I will take a closer look, another week, as Mathilde is here, for this one, and that means no time for blogging :-)
Hugs, Dorthe

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Alison, perfect in this colour scheme. I really like the look of the masking pen, I have some Pebeo masking fluid and I love it, but the pen looks brilliant for finer details xx

rachel said...

amazing work here Alison - will pop over to the main blog now to check out what you have done! Hugs rachel x

Inkypinkycraft said...

Beautiful xx

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous...vintage and chic...love the texture!

Jackie P Neal said...

I was over to PA and back again. WOW What a great make Alison! I just love each of the stamps you chose! And you color palette as always is just beautiful!
hugs,Jackie xx

Sara Barker said...

I popped over to PA to have a closer look and to read about your different takes on this project, and I can say from my vantage point that your instincts have proved right! Lovely piece in the end! I'm sure I have some masking fluid around here somewhere, and you have inspired me to try this method of masking, sans the pen, of course! Thank you, again, for your amazing inspiration! Hugs!