Hey there!!!  Vicki here with a little mixed media background fun.  Simply put, I love layers.  I also LOVE the new Mini Doilies from Doodlebug Design.  So today I am putting the two together!


I have been playing around with different ways to incorporate these sweet petite doilies in my projects and decided to use them for masking!  I love the look of doily masking and I have done it with large doilies and spray inks in the past.  Today I am using mini doilies and Distress Inks…take a look:

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I created a layered background for this tag but these steps could be used on any project calling out for a little something extra!

Let’s get started… 

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Add some colour to a tag with a few spritz of Mustard Seed Distress Spray.

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Add a few spritz of Brushed Pewter Distress Spray and let it dry.

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Once the tag is dry, position a mini doily and add Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.

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Move doily and repeat previous step.

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Create a little depth by stamping an interest background image in black on to the tag.  Here's a closer look…

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Super fun and super easy!!!! Here are a few other backgrounds I created while I was playing with the doilies and ink. 


Tone on tone layered doilies (left).  Masked doilies, spray ink, stencils and stamps (middle).  Layered doilies in two ink colours (right).

I hope you get a chance to try masking with doilies the next time you play with mixed media techniques!  And keep a look out for the Doodlebug Mini Doilies!!!

~  Vicki Boutin