Wednesday, 29 August 2012


Earlier in the year I was asked by Jenn, from Just Some Lines, if I would like to be a guest designer for JSL and do a couple of simple tutorials for them. I was honoured to say the very least after all, I'm a hobby crafter certainly no professional or anything similar. This tutorial is #3 and the last of this amazing DT spot.
A big thank you to Jenn for the experience. Made my day did that......

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 Glue & Seal Mask by Joanne

Hello JSL fans! I am happy to report that today we have Joanne returning with us as a guest designer! This week, Joanne is sharing her "Glue & Seal Mask" tutorial with us, enjoy!


Glue & Seal Mask

(*Note from Jenn - this tutorial requires a product called "Glue & Seal" which is an all-purpose, waterproof glue and sealer. I found the Ranger version of the product online here. I do believe that Mod Podge is the same type of product.)

Step 1.

Decide which image you want to use and the size of card. I chose Bucket Full of Posies from Just Some Lines and an 8" x 8" base card.

Print your image (Bucket Full of Posies pictured below):

Step 2.

Colour your image. For this one I used Copics. You can use any colouring medium you like but be aware that some water-based ones may run:
Step 3.

Using a fine brush, gently dab over your image with a small amount of Glue & Seal. Either Matt or Gloss will work depending on the finish you want. Also, in an image like the one I am using, don't be too careful about going over the lines. However, should you want a more professional look, then take extra care. You will see why in the following step:

Step 4.

Once dry you can distress or colour your background. The Glue & Seal will have made a mask over which you can distress without compromising your design. Brilliant for the intricate images because it saves having to cut them out!

Step 5.

If you are happy with the result, create your card and sit back and admire.


Thank you so much, Joanne! I hope you've all enjoyed this tutorial - have a great week!

1 comment:

Redanne said...

Hi Joanne, thanks for the great tutorial - I had no idea that Glue and Seal and Mod Podge were similar things - you learn something new every day so they say.......Anne x