Some time ago, I did a write-up at StencilGirlTalk on the topic of making your own masks using stencils, then applying the masks with the stencils in a technique that I call "Seeing Double."
Here on my own blog, I'm bringing out more greeting cards that I've made in much the same way....
|Above: I've used masking tape to secure my 6"x 6" Heron and 6"x 6" Cats stencils to sturdy cardstock.|
|Above: Since this cardstock is black, I used a white pencil to trace around the shapes that I wanted to cut out to be used as masks.|
|Above: I've used fine-detail scissors to cut out the three shapes I chose.|
|Above: On the left, you can see the mask that I have lifted off. On the right is the card cover with its silhouette of the heron.|
|Above: Here, in the finished 6"x 6" greeting card cover, you can see that both images are clearly visible.|
|Above: Here's another 6"x 6" greeting card, created with my Cats stencil and corresponding masks. Again I used the masks first, followed by the stencil. (I chose to mask off the stencil's upper left corner so that 4 cat shapes would appear; the stencil itself has 5 cat shapes.) After the misty-look paints had dried, I used a marker to outline the two white shapes I had made with my two masks.|