Masking with Freezer Paper

Masking is one of my favorite techniques! I love simple masking, intricate masking, and there are so many different ways to mask. It truly is a limitless technique. I really thought I knew it all about masking, but when Andrea, from Andrea’s Paper Antics, left a comment on one of my YouTube videos and told me about freezer paper and how you could use it for masking my mind was blown! I knew I needed to try it and once I did, I was in love! And it works especially well masking watercolors! Be sure to watch the tutorial below for all the details!

And go check out Andrea’s blog! She is super talented with so many great tips and tricks!!


The Video Tutorial

The video above contains products that were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only ever design for companies I can stand behind 100%! This post also contains affiliate links.


Making the Handmade Cards

To start, let me say that you need two things for this technique. You need freezer paper, not parchment, not wax, FREEZER PAPER. You also need an iron (or a flat iron).

The first thing you need to do is cut your freezer paper into the shape you want to mask. I actually die cut mine and it worked out really well. To die cut I used my big shot and oval die cuts. Then, I ironed the “masks” onto watercolor paper. You can use whatever cardstock is suitable for your project. For one project I used the oval and on the other I used the area around the oval.

Be sure when you iron the mask you have the shiny plastic side towards the paper and you are ironing on the paper like side. You don’t want to do this backward!

Once your masks are in place you’re good to go! I ink blended around the oval and then sprinkled it with a bit of water for a bleaching effect. On the second project, I watercolored inside the oval die cut. Then, you just peel the mask off, carefully. Once you get it started it does peel right up! The mask held up so well and left such crisp lines!

Finishing the Cards

Inside the masked oval on the ink blended background, I stamped the “Thanks Big” stamp from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps. I absolutely love this stamp. It is the perfect size to be the focal point on your card!

On my second card, I used a few stamps from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps. The silhouette image is called “Moonlight Fairy” and the sentiment is “Look for Rainbows“. I love the silhouette stamps from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps. They are such a great addition to so many backgrounds where I want to use fun techniques!


I hope you all enjoyed a look at this super fun and easy technique! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used, you can find them all linked down below! Until next time, happy crafting!!


Supply List

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Thanks Big
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Moonlight Fairy
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Look for Rainbows
Look for Rainbows
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Nocturne
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Nocturne
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MISTI Stamping Tool - The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
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My Sweet Petunia - Creative Corners
My Sweet Petunia – Creative Corners
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Tombow Dual Brush Markers
Tombow Dual Brush Markers
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ARTEZA Watercolor Paper
ARTEZA Watercolor Paper
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Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
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Scotch Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape
Scotch Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape
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Fiskars - 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
Fiskars – 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink Blending Tool – Round
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foams - Round
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foams – Round
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Waffle Flower Crafts - Craft Dies - Nesting Ovals
Waffle Flower Crafts – Craft Dies – Nesting Ovals
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Sizzix - Big Shot Machine - White and Gray - With Exclusive Ocean Cutting Pads
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and Gray – With Exclusive Ocean Cutting Pads
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Morning Mist
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Morning Mist
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Dried Marigold
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Dried Marigold
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Ripe Persimmon
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6mil Blank Stencil Material
6mil Blank Stencil Material
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Arteza Water Brush Pens
Arteza Water Brush Pens
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Peacock Feathers
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Peacock Feathers
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Faded Jeans
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Faded Jeans
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Reynolds Reynolds Kitchens Freezer Paper - 50 Square Foot Roll
Reynolds Reynolds Kitchens Freezer Paper – 50 Square Foot Roll
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BLACK+DECKER IR1010 Light 'N Easy Compact Steam Iron, Teal
BLACK+DECKER IR1010 Light ‘N Easy Compact Steam Iron, Teal
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