Saturday, September 8, 2007

Blue Wildflowers

I really should be cleaning today, but I decided to do the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers just to get me in the mood. I'm not sure how I thought rubber stamping would inspire me to clean, but it sounded good at the time!

My Prismacolor pencils are fast becoming my favorite way to add color to an image. Talk about easy! For this card, I stamped the flowers (a beautiful set from smARTworks called Real Stems and Blossoms) with Alabaster Fluid Chalk Ink using Post-It note masks to keep them from overlapping. Then I colored over the white flowers with my pencils. The little bit of blending I did was achieved simply by using one color on top of another.

The blue background panel is a piece of Basic Grey paper that I embossed with my beloved Cuttlebug and sanded just a bit to bring up the design. The background paper is from Paper Adventures.

And now, about that frisket I used on the Winter Chickadee card...

I've had a few questions about the Grumbacher Miskit Frisket (yes, Dina, it is fun to say!), which I'll attempt to answer. Frisket comes in two forms that I know of; film and liquid. I've never used the film, and I've only used the liquid a couple of times now. I bought mine at Michael's in the Art Supply department, and it goes for about $8 regular price in my neck of the woods (CT, USA). Michael's sells a couple of different brands, but I went with the Grumbacher because is was the least expensive and it's tinted. The slight tint means that it's very easy to see where you've painted it on. The frisket cleans up with soap and water while it's wet and forms a waterproof film when it dries.

The label on the bottle says that you can only use the Frisket on hard-finished, dry paper. I've only tried the frisket on watercolor paper, but I imagine it might also work on coated cardstock. I'm assuming that if the paper has too much tooth, like regular cardstock, you wouldn't be able to remove the mask. So there you have it -- Grumbacher Miskit Frisket -- fun to say and cool to use!


  1. ooooh, aaaaah - love this one! That's a technique I haven't done in a long time. Love the turquoisey blue on the brown, and the different textures...clever you! ;)


  2. Guess what I'e got to try?!? Oh, yeah!

  3. Those colors are gorgeous!!

    Maybe if I take a break to stamp *I* will suddenly be inspired to clean. Oh, wait, I've been trying that for years now and it still hasn't worked :)

  4. This card is stunning! And thanks for the frisket info...I'm gonna have to try that! ;-)


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