I am relatively new to the "mask scene" but with Heidi Swapp's beautiful designs, I am now an addict! This mask has a sticky underside which keeps it gently stuck to the backing. (Keep the packaging for easy storage!) You peel the mask off, which is very easy, and place it wherever you want the dots on your layout. You can place it so that you use the whole thing--it is 12" long-- or so that you only use part of it. Once it is in place, take your favorite chalk, ink, paint, or other medium of your choice, and, making as big a mess as you want, cover the holes. I always color over the edges as well for a beautiful effect! I usually use several colors, but use your imagination!
When you are satisfied that you have completed your design, gently peel the mask away from the paper to expose the beautifully colored dots, and place the mask back on the packaging background. It sticks easily over and over again, so use it as often as you like! The instructions say you don't have to clean it, but I take a lightly damp paper towel and gently wipe the mask clean, then dry it lightly as well. From one scrapper to another, AVOID getting the back wet, as it will not stick as well, even though, again, the instructions say it is OK to get it wet. Try this product, and I assure you, it may be the first Heidi Swapp mask you purchase, but it surely WON'T be the last! Have fun!
I love this mask! I'm somewhat of a polka dot freak and just HAD to pick this up. I love it! I love that it's sticky and stays on your paper but doesn't rip it or mess it up when you take it off. and it stays sticky as well!