Thursday, February 11, 2010

Creative Process

I made these cards a while back, but didn't get to share them previously (I have a lot of those, for some reason...!) For this card I stamped the fence first, then masked it with a liquid frisket (I use Grumbacher's Miskit Frisket, because it's fun to say. No, actually Donna told me about it.). Once the frisket was dry, I stamped the tree image, painted in the sky, and added leaves to the tree using chalk inks. Misting the stamp after it's inked makes the image blend easily for a watercolored look. I used the same technique to fill in the grass.

I added some apples to the tree with the end of a paintbrush. After the panel was totally dry I could remove the frisket (it rubs off just like rubber cement, unless it's not totally dry, in which case it rubs off parts of your paper with it. Ask me how I know. Wait for it to dry!). My oval frames were cut with a Coluzzle template, and scalloped edge was cut with a Fiskars rotary cutter.

Now for all the places I have oval frames cut, I have ovals... and when I don't clean my desk between projects, sometimes pieces from one project get used in another, which can be a good thing. You can see that's what happened here -the ovals from my frames became the mats of my focal piece on this second card. My focal piece here is actually a piece of canvas, colored with Neopiko markers - I found a pad of canvas sheets here... fun to work with and it adds a little texture too. This is a gate-fold card, but it opens horizontally... which makes it hard to photograph!

All stamps on these cards are from Heartfelt Creations:

Four Seasons Tree
Split Rail Fence
Rose Cup
Mini Message Cursive Set

Enjoy your day!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. These are so gorgeous Dina...on the top one, what DP is that? From a paper pad or ??? Love both of them! (P.S. You got me started on Miskit Friskit - I love it! ...Andt is totally fun to say! LOL)

  2. Oh Dini, these are so soft and pretty! Love them:) Really like those little apples you added to the tree. Thanks for the info about misting the leaf stamps to give the watercolor look. You have the best ideas;)