Friday, October 14, 2011

Technique Blog Hop - Masking with Milepost Shapes

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! If you are coming from Judy Faye's Place, you are on the right track!

This month there are 12 of us highlighting the “Masking with Milepost Shapes” Technique as shown on page 15 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book! This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit SHIRLEY ROSS' PAGE. While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. Let’s get started!

So I have to admit that I totally cheated this month and mostly copied the ideas straight from the idea book. This month has been crazy busy and my creative brain must of went on the fritz. So here is the artwork I re-created. As well as a few other images at the bottom using the Milepost Shapes.


The card above was created by placing a circle sheet of paper down over the area that was stamped (the star) and then I applied ink to a milepost shape and stamped it over the circle paper (the mask). I removed both the milepost shape and the circle and the above center image was left over :)

Below are some more examples of what you can do with the milepost shapes.
Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Ronda Horstman's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

In the layout above I recreated those track marks by first adding reinker to my milepost shapes and then using the shape to stamp with. Below are some enhanced images.

This next image is a project we made at the Regional Celebration. I added Glitz Glitter Gel to just the raised portion of the Milepost shapes. I also added the gel to the cork letters.

In this layout I masked a star shape using the scrap from a cricut cut out and added the glitter gel to the star shape. I did this several times to get the shinny stars. I inked the milepost shapes on the raised area. I used one of the milepost shapes under the pewter frame. (Click on the image to zoom in).

In this layout I added some Milepost Shapes without doing anything and a few others with ink distressing around them.

And the final project again is from our Regional Celebration where I made two cards. I inked the circle milepost shape and stuck it under a brad and ribbon slide as a accent clustard.


  1. I love the glitter added to that box. Great projects!
    Wendy K.