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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Scene Building With Polyester (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I have a project to share with you that was created for the February TV shows on Hochanda. I wanted to show how to create a scene using polyester sheets as a quick and simple mask or stencil.

I chose two stamps from the Sunburst Scenes stamp set, and placed one of them onto a piece of copy paper where I thought a hill might be in my design. I drew the hill with a pencil, and then using a piece of polyester over the top, drew the line again with a permanent pen. I cut through the polyester along the line and was left with the positive and negative part of the mask. I also planned a set of masks for smaller cards by drawing the shape of a smaller card on a piece of copy paper, and creating a hill in the same way.

Once I had the masks, I stamped the windmill and house onto a piece of smooth cartridge paper that had been trimmed to size, and covered them with an image stamped onto masking tissue. I used my 'hill' mask to draw the hill underneath the windmill, joining up with the line attached to the stamp design. I reversed the mask to add another hill behind the first hill, and then drew the final smaller hill in the foreground by hand. I used both masks to cover over the areas as I needed to, so that I could add colour for the sky and hills. To create a bit of depth in the hills, I added some deeper green once the initial colour had been placed all over the area.

I also created a stencil from polyester using circle dies so that I could add suns or moons in various sizes, and I used one of these to add a sun in the sky. I kept the blue inking quite blotchy, to give an impression of a cloudy sky.

The house and windmill were coloured with pencils once I had removed the masks. I added some birds from the Landscape Edges stamp set, and a sentiment from the Amazing Mackintosh Words stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. Good idea, makes positioning the scene easier.

  2. Thanks for the tip, love your card and the sweet landscape you created with it the masking!

  3. Beautiful Judith and thanks for tip too.
    Linda xxx

  4. Thank you for the great ideas Judith and this scene is quite naive in style but was certainly much more than this to produce, and the finished design is beautiful and using really light and pretty colours. x

  5. Pretty card, I shall re-read your instructions when I'm more awake (it's almost midnight!) so I too can appreciate the tips :)

  6. Beautiful little scene. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  7. I love your card Judith, such a fabulous scene and beautiful inking, Kate x


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