Art Journaling 102: Technique Feature – Photo Masks + Paint + Bling

Art Journaling 102:

Technique Feature -

Photo Masks + Paint + Bling

I’m very pleased to share with you today an Art Journaling Technique Feature demonstrating Studio Tangie products. Tangie, Rain, Ms. Mauk, and myself have created art journal pages using photo masks + paint + bling. You can find Tangie’s photo masks products here: Super Saver Bundle: Splatter Graffiti Photo Masks

Let’s get right to it!


Here are simple instructions for using Photo Masks in PSE, from my former tutorial blog, (now closed.)

Step 1. Open your photo (or in art journaling you may use paper or glitter instead of a photo) in PSE.
Step 2. Select the photo mask you wish to use, and open it in PSE.
Step 3. Drag the photo onto the photo mask so that it is the layer above the photo mask.
Step 4. Select ctrl+g to clip it together.
Step 5. To use it in a layout, select Layer–> Merge Visible.
Step 6. Drag the photo onto your layout.


Inspiration from the Studio Tangie Creative Team


Credits: Journal Anthology 8, Splatter Graffiti Rhapsody, Gesso Messy 8, Je t’Adore, My Midnight Dreams Danced Among the Stars, Super Saver Bundle Masks



Credits – All Tangie Baxter:
AJC2012 Parcel#29
Journal Anthology 8
AJC bling
Jungle Salvage
SJD Caravan


ms. mauk
Tangie Baxter, Splatter Graffiti Masks 7
Tangie Baxter, Splatter Graffiti [Skinnies] Indifference
Tangie Baxter, Paper Ink
Tangie Baxter, AJC12 Parcel 3
Tangie Baxter, AJC12 Parcel 21
Tangie Baxter, AJC12 Parcel 7
Tangie Baxter, Gesso Messy 5
Tangie Baxter, Paperworn Art Styles & Bonus Action
Tangie Baxter, Watercolor Styles 1
Tangie Baxter, Gesso Layer Styles
tbsk, Glitter Festival Freebie Styles
Font: AJC11 Parcel 28 Font Tiger-Lily


Julie Ann

Credits: all by Tangie Baxter
Word Art (used as layer mask): AJC12 Parcel 36
Doilies: Eerie Shadows Doilies
Bling: Splatter Graffiti Eerie Shadows
Papers: Eerie Shadows, 31 Halloween Art Journal Workshop Add-On 2012


Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your photo masks + paint + bling pages!

Upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up (copy and paste the url) in the comments of this blog post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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