Creative Masking Techniques by Melanie Muenchinger


Hello and welcome back!

Today, Melanie Muenchinger is on the blog with a brand new video showing you creative masking techniques and reverse masking techniques featuring her new Open Book stamp set.

Here is a note from Melanie:

Hello, Melanie here!

In today’s video, I’ll show you how to create some masks and reverse mask templates you can use with the Open Book stamp to allow more design options with this image.  These masks can be used over and over again and will allow you to layer the images, add strategic sponging, and limit other stamped images to single pages.

In addition to the video, I’ve included the photos of the masks, before and after.

Stamp out 4 books, and then cut like the second photo. Save the cut out books and pages to cover the stamped book and layer other images OUTSIDE (masking), and the open windows of the books to add things INSIDE (reverse masking).

I have two samples today, to show both masking and reverse masking options. My Stately Flowers 11 stamp set is used for the sketchbook flowers. All supplies listed can be found at Gina K. Designs.

Purchase Open Book HERE

Purchase Stately Flowers 11 HERE

Other Supplies:

Gina K. Pure Luxury White cardstock (4″ x 5 1/4″) Coral Reef and Plum Punch card bases (4 1/4″ x 11″, scored 5 1/2″)

Gina K. Designs, Jet Black Amalgam, Moonlit Fog, Coral Reef, and Plum Punch dye ink pads

Tidy Towel, acrylic blocks (4″x6″ for Open Book image or MISTI,  and assorted smaller), scissors, craft knife, printer or Masking paper

Alcohol Markers (Spectrum Noir IG4, LG5, CG4, Cr7, DR5) sponge dauber, adhesive

Open Book quickly sold out but it is currently on order. You can click the notify me button for an email that will let you know when it is back in stock. This will not reserve the product for you, but it will let you know that it is back so you can order it. You must be signed in to use the Notify Me system.


Enjoy today’s inspiration and thanks for stopping by!

Gina K.


  1. Gina Krupsky

    Saturday, February 2, 2019

    The number is under the contact us tab up top. 1-844-358-1447. 🙂


    Saturday, February 2, 2019

    could you please let me know when this stamp set is in stock again.

    thank you

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Sunday, February 3, 2019

      Please click the “Notify me” button on the product page and you will get an email as soon as it goes back in stock. 🙂

  3. Joanne Hoffmann

    Monday, February 4, 2019

    Awesome techniques, Melanie!! Love, love, love this set and can’t wait to be able to order it. Am on “Notify Me” list…Oh my word…can’t wait to play!!

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