Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Masked Dove Sympathy Card

I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend and decided to make one that qualified for Grungy Monday which uses the technique of masking and misting from Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas Day 6 from 2007. I didn't even know about Tim or his 12 Days of Tags back then, but I love the look of his blogging from that time, because it has so much detail more so than than now, probably because we were all learning the terminology or technique in the beginning. It was so cool to see the difference, and refresh the memory. Isn't he wonderful for doing all this work to bring more joy at Christmastime? Thanks Linda (StudioL3) for taking us back in time!
This is a Tattered Angels mask but I had to use spray adhesive to make it stick.

I taped a paper shield to the other side to keep it clean using Tim's tape which is easily removable.
Sprayed with Perfect Pearls mist in Blue Patina and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Electric Blue.
I inked around dove with Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans.

I poured water into my hands from a Mini Mister and sprinkled it onto the card, causing water droplet images.
I misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Silver Sugar, angling the bottle to create large droplets.

I die cut a bookplate from Grungeboard using Tim's die Tag & Bookplates. Then coated it with Silver Paint Dabber.
This was ran through Vagabond using the Checkerboard Texture Fade.

Next, I misted it with Tattered Angels Black Magic and let it set a few minutes to really seep into the cracks.
I applied Perfect Pearls Blue Patina onto alternating squares of the checkboard pattern.

On the inside piece that fits into the frame, I double coated it with White Picket Fence Distress Stain. When it dried I stamped my sentiment.
2 brads were placed into the holes and a thick layer of Glossy Accents was added to give the illusion of glass.


  1. Very nice! Great idea on re-tacking your mask. I'll have to remember that.

  2. Beautiful card!! Love the dove mask and textured plate for the sentiment! :)

  3. this is beautiful and the explanation is wonderful!


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