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World Art Day: ScanNCut + Frisket Film

Today (April 15, 2019) is World Art Day!  In honor of World Art Day, I put together a quick tutorial that demonstrates one of the many ways the ScanNCut can be used in fine art applications.  Today we are using frisket film and watercolor.

What is frisket film?

Frisket film is kind of like a sticky-backed stencil film.  It is used primarily by airbrush artists to block out certain parts of their painting that they wish to remain white (aka the color of the paper).  Watercolor artists use liquid frisket (less roll under), but do sometimes use frisket film as I do in the video.

Watch the video for the how-to:

And here are the basics:

Trace the portions of your drawing that you wish to remain white (the color of the paper).

Cut the shapes out of the Frisket Film with your ScanNCut. 

You will need to get rid of the extra (double line) around each shape.

Be sure to use Half Cut if you have a DX machine.

Place the cut Frisket Film (now a big sticker) onto your drawing and paint!

And now remove the Frisket Film and look back and admire your work!

I hope you enjoyed this idea.  A few other ways that ScanNCut can be useful to fine artists:

  • Clay artists can use the ScanNCut to cut stencils and texture plates.
  • Printmakers can use the ScanNCut to cut stamps and cut screens for screenprinting.
  • Metalsmiths can use the ScanNCut to cut templates.

I love testing how far I can push my ScanNCut and seeing all the wonderful things it can do.

Happy World Art Day!  And be sure to tune into HSN today.  I'm demonstrating a sewing machine and serger package all day long as well as the ScanNCut DX and the PTouch Embellish.

Thanks for stopping by!


P.S. I am a paid spokesperson for the Brother ScanNCut.  It is a machine that I love and use.  All projects and opinions are my own.

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