Masked and hand drawn

I was inspired by this lovely card by openseed  and created two cards that don’t involve any stamping but doodling instead.

I used masking fluid to paint the words  first then used fine felt tip pens to draw all manner of plant doodles around the masking so that when I removed it the words would be clear.  In the one below I masked one word and drew the other but I prefer the one above. I added a little green to both with markers but they are cool with just black and white as well. These are my first attempts at this technique, but as you can probably imagine the possibilities are endless!


Markers: Black Prismacolor Fine line markers, Stampin Up selection of green markers
Cardstock: MFP Watercolour cardstock
AlsoWinsor & Newton masking fluid

11 Comments on “Masked and hand drawn”

  1. Miranda says:

    These are brilliant, I really love to tangle too and this effect with the masking fluid is great! A happy and creative new year Heather!
    greetz, Miranda

  2. valerie says:

    This is such a stunning technique Heather but I don’t think my handwriting is good enough to have a go at it! You were definitely inspired and I keep looking at them to see all the beautiful doodling (definitely a misnomer!) Happy New Year
    Val x

  3. Kathy says:

    LOVE these….how beautiful…thank you for sharing your artwork!

  4. Marja says:

    These are brilliant Heather. So beautiful. Your drawing is marvelous. You inspire me any times again.
    Lovely greet

  5. Fantastic cards. I love this idea but am no artist. You certainly are a talented artist. xxx

  6. Vicky says:

    You really are the queen of masking fluid Heather – what a fantastic technique!

  7. Lindsey says:

    So impressive — beautiful artwork!

  8. Such an incredible idea, Heather!! LOVE!!

  9. Karen says:

    Absolutely stunning! So creative and what a wonderful technique. Beautiful!

  10. […] posted some similar cards recently where I painted a word with masking fluid and doodled all around the masking. To create […]

  11. Carolyn V says:

    I love this technique; but, have not been able to even get any results with the masking fluid.
    Would you consider doing a tutorial on splitcoast stampers, or share more information, on your blog.
    Does it have to be done on watercolor paper?

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