Criss-Crossed Mask


Check out our Doubles story: Lomographer Shanghied from Richmond, Virginia sent me this rewound film with no specific instruction – just a note that said “Use with this mask”. I was not sure about how I’d put the mask so as not to overlap his first shots but I figured what the heck – Lomo knows no rules. I need not worry.

Criss-cross n.
1. A mark or pattern made of crossing lines.
2. A state of being at conflicting or contrary purposes.

1. Get a pencil and ruler for tracing.
2. Create a diagonal/criss-crossed mask using any cardboard.
3. Carefully use a cutter to get the desired cut-out.
4. Put a mark so you’d know which side you’ll use.
5. Place the mask before loading the film.

Here are the results of our doubles:

P.S. Make sure to secure the mask properly or else… this will also happen to you:

written by bluemie5 on 2011-07-13 #gear #tutorials #film #mask #tipster #doubles #quickie-tipster #gupexperiment #criss-crossed #diagonal-pattern


  1. sidsel
    sidsel ·

    Nice idea!

  2. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    Excellent idea. Nice results.

  3. philippa
    philippa ·

    this is great!

  4. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Awesome. I've actually been meaning to do the same mask.

  5. ecsantana
    ecsantana ·

    as soon as I get properly along with my Holga I'll do something like this... ;)
    very nice trick, btw ! ! !

  6. lisabegusch
    lisabegusch ·

    Nice idea - you could also do it with different shapes I guess to give even more differing effects! :)

  7. zulkhairikharuddin
    zulkhairikharuddin ·


  8. clare_eee
    clare_eee ·

    Omg~ So cool~

  9. bluemie5
    bluemie5 ·

    thanks everyone! =)

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