A mask is nothing more than a barrier; a way to prevent color from being applied to the surface you’re working on. Masks can take many forms; there’s liquid frisket, mylar when we use a precut stencil or mask, and even something as unimposing as Contact Paper.
It’s that seemingly not-very-arty product I’ll use in today’s video to control where the Alcohol Ink goes, and doesn’t, leaving white space on the Yupo. I will admit to being really surprised that the solvent base of the Alcohol Ink didn’t disturb the adhesive on the Contact Paper. It’s important that you burnish it well to help keep the color from creeping under the edge of the masks. So long as you do you’ll see pretty good results with crisp edges.
Once the Contact Paper is removed, the white Yupo surface is revealed and is ready for whatever you want to do with it. I chose to doodle in those spaces using PITT and Gelly Roll pens, but your options are open. Pens of all types work well on Yupo, so experiment to see which you like.
Working with a mask in this manner allows for all kinds of creative options, so be sure to give it a try. Plus, you can reuse the colored masks once you remove them from the Yupo. I stuck some on a journal page and really like the look.
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