Monday, July 7, 2014

Masked Daisy Embellishment

My daughter Alicia turned 17 last month. Time flies the older our kids get, and I wanted to freeze this moment in time with a layout of my bee-autiful girl.

Jac's gorgeous artwork on this 8.5x11 Daisy Print in the Oopsie Daisy kit was the inspiration behind my layout.

1. Trace the large daisy using the masking stencil.

Add more details to the flower using a pencil.
2. Use a craft knife to trim out the small sections between the petals.

3. Cut out the daisy with scissors and add color with Gelatos and your white wax pencil picker upper. 

Did you know the wax pencil picker upper tool can double as a crayon? 
4. Spray the Gelatos with a bit of water to activate the color.

5. Fold the petals along the pencil lines to add dimension. Color the petals of the daisy using Topaz ink.

6. Use a fine tip black pen to add detail lines and dots to the center of the daisy.

 7. Punch 4 small daisies and add details using instructions above.

Add details in the center of only one daisy cluster.  
Stack daisies together and adhere.
8. Create the layout using Oopsie Daisy plain papers and based on Tiare Smith's Sketch from her January Pajama Party.

9. Create a title using the fabric Thickers included in this month's kit. Adhere to an acrylic block and add color with Topaz ink. This made inking a breeze!

10. Stamp the honey bee and "Beeeeeee happy!" sentiment from the Border and Backgrounds UM sheet with Black ink. Add detail to the wings with a white gel pen, and paint gold Gelatos onto the bee with a waterbrush.

11. Attach the striped grosgrain ribbon to the layout, and it is complete!

What other interesting ways have you used your Masking Stencils?

Here's to a wonderful week!



  1. This is such a beautiful page. I love the Daisy!

  2. Wow thank you SOOO much about the tip for coloring the thickers!!! 17 already????

  3. Beautiful! I love how you added so much detail to the stencil!

    Way cool :)

  4. Great way to get more out of your stencil! Gorgeous daisy!

  5. TY for the stencil technique! (and the other hints and tips too!)

  6. Love the layout and what a beautiful young lady.

  7. Thanks for the tip on inking the Thickers on my acrylic block. Makes me wonder why I never thought of it!

  8. Julie, your daughter has indeed turned into a beautiful young lady. Also, TFS the tip on using an acrylic block to ink the thickers.

  9. WOW!! Julie: beautiful girl with beautiful flower! Super page!! Great idea.

  10. Wow! This is a beautiful layout! Your daughter's a doll, too!

  11. Very nice! It looks like I need that wax pen!

  12. Gorgeous page, Julie! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Gorgeous layout. I love the little bee! Pretty daughter too.

  14. I need another superlative...okay, sticking with gorgeous!!! Thanks, Julie, for this great inspiration and wonderful instructions.

  15. Forgot to mention that Alicia is a beautiful young lady!

  16. Oh, beautiful layout and techniques for a beautiful pic of Alicia!


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