by Lori Craig
Stamp with masking fluid for a unique resist technique.
- Masking fluid
- Background stamp (Hero Arts stamp used here)
- Nonstick craft mat
- Smooth cardstock (glossy used here; matte cardstock can be used as well as hot press watercolor)
- Coloring medium (Copic Markers and Airbrush used here)
- Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: button, twine, vellum, Lawn Fawn Plaid cardstock, Strawberry Blush ink from Stampin' Up!, sequins, sentiment stamp, and Flourished Pennant Die from Verve
Pour a small amount of masking fluid on to your craft mat.
Roll the masking fluid with a brayer to a smooth, thin layer.
Place a rubber stamp into the masking fluid and quickly tap to coat the surface of the stamped image.
Stamp the masking fluid 'image' onto white cardstock. Being careful to get an even coverage to your paper, lift the stamp quickly. Set the panel aside to dry.
Do not try to speed the drying process with a heat tool. Heat will encourage a more permanent bond with the paper and the masking fluid, making it hard to lift after step 6.
For ease of cleanup, allow the masking fluid to dry completely on the stamp and mat as well, then simply rub it away.
Touch the paper with the back of your hand to ensure that the masking fluid is dry. It will be the same temperature as the paper and not cool to touch if it is dry and ready to work over.
Apply color over the stamped masking fluid with your favorite color medium. Make sure the medium is appropriate for the paper you've chosen to work with.
After your color has dried, gently rub the masking fluid away from the cardstock.
A soft eraser will help if you are having trouble lifting the masking fluid.
Brush away any flakes with clean fingers or a soft cloth. The panel is ready to embellish a card or other project.
Complete the project.