Flowers on circles

flowers on circles Heather Telford

Before I made my previous card, the coloured balloon one, I did an experiment with leftover scraps of frisket film. Frisket film is masking paper for watercolour and other ‘wet’ mediums. I taught a class a couple of months back where we used a large circle cut from frisket film to mask the moon. I kept the negative scraps of film that I had cut many moons from. Just for fun I lay them on a piece of watercolour paper, overlapping here and there to create a random arrangement. With the film in place I dropped some blue and green color burst powders over the panel then spritzed with water. I used enough water to activate the powder but not so much that it ran everywhere. The result was the circles on the card above. I picked a simple outline stamp and coloured it in completely then added a sentiment which I curved to follow the stem of the flower.

These colours are much brighter than the bister and just as much fun. Can you tell I am really enjoying these paint powders?


Stamps: Snippets, Enamor (PB)
Inks: Versafine Onyx black (Tsukineko) 
Cardstock: Neenah Epic Black 100lb smooth , Canson 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Color Burst powder, Prismacolor Premier fine line marker, Grafix extra tack frisket film

6 Comments on “Flowers on circles”

  1. Marianne says:

    So pretty! Love the black silhouettes against those colourful circles.

  2. Lindsey says:

    Such a fun card! I like the effect of the powders using the stencil mask.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Lovely card, Heather! I like the effect you achieved with the powders and the templates from ‘waste’ from your many moons.

  4. jmhave44 says:

    Another lovely card. The masks made such a lovely design for the stencil patterns, and what a perfect image silhouette. Have some colorbursts on order, but got the brushos first (after much searching for a USA source and waiting for a long time). Will have to check out the bisters…as I think these crystals are so fascinating to work with. You’ve got some lovely effects on this card. TFS

  5. Pat says:

    These colours are beautiful Heather and I love the circular shapes in the background and then the silhouette image on top looks great with the sentiment up the stem, such a clever idea. x

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