Masking tests

I follow probably hundreds of crafting blogs and quite a few YouTube channels and the latest item I’ve seen for coloring using masks is these new brushes.  I picked up a makeup brush from my local Walmart to see what it could do.

This is the brush I picked up:

Makeup brush

I used Blackberry Bliss ink, the brick mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks, and some pieces of Thick Whisper White Cardstock I had laying around.

First I tried the Stamping Sponges, they are good but you can see somewhat splotchy.  I would need to spend more time using them to get a more even coverage.

J. Pollock - Stampin' Up! - Pattern Party Decorative Masks

Next I used the Sponge Daubers, very deep color and a lot of pouncing to get even coverage.  I got tired of pouncing.

J. Pollock - Stampin' Up! - Pattern Party Decorative Masks

Last is the makeup brush.  I purposely did an ombre because I could.  I like how crisp this turned out.  I think I need to recommend to Stampin’ Up! to start carrying something like this for color blending.

J. Pollock - Stampin' Up! - Pattern Party Decorative Masks

I even made a card with the makeup brush piece.

J. Pollock - Stampin' Up! - Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Artfully Aware, Well Written, Well Said, Flourish dies


149447 Artfully Aware Cling Stamp Set
148796 Well Said Cling Stamp Set
141478 Flourish Dies
149638 Stitched Nested Labels Dies
148534 Well Written Dies
149658 3D Embossing Folder Plate
149634 Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
133675 Blackberry Bliss 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
138337 Mint Macaron 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
147092 Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad
132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad
147940 Basic Black Light Stampin’ Blends
147910 Blackberry Bliss Dark Stampin’ Blends
147909 Blackberry Bliss Light Stampin’ Blends
147932 Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
144607 Bronze Stampin’ Blends
144606 Ivory Stampin’ Blends
147021 Mint Macaron Dark Stampin’ Blends
147020 Mint Macaron Light Stampin’ Blends
147283 Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
147029 Pineapple Punch Light Stampin’ Blends
144219 Pearl Basic Jewels
133773 Sponge Daubers
141337 Stamping Sponges
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
144103 Pattern Party Decorative Masks






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