In one of the art zooms we had in 2022, I learned about a technique using a liquid masking pen. I bought the pens but totally forgot about them.
When I joined this year’s holiday card swap, I knew I wanted to try them out. Basically, what you do is draw a design on some card stock and let it dry. Paint or color over it, let dry and then rub away the masking fluid. That simple! I used water colors.
Added some holiday sentiment with a gold paint pen, cut around the designs and glue them on card stock. I have yet to find a glue that doesn’t buckle on me, but maybe because I am impatient and don’t leave them under heavy books long enough!
Anyway, I cut card stock for the inside and attached it with butcher’s twine. I made 12 cards, 3 of each design.
This is really fun, so I hope I think of other designs I can use for other occasions!
For anyone interested, this is the pen I used.
I was wondering how you managed to achieve such precise negative space… this is so cool!
One does have to be more patient than I am…everything must be dry so the wait time tests me…but, I do see a lot of potential for more intricate designs…I got the fatter point, but apparently their are lots of sizes!
That’s a really great idea and they look fab
I have one of those pens and I forget about it. It’s probably dried up by now.
Love the cards.
Try it! I thought mine was dried up as well! I must have gotten the year wrong because according to Amazon, I purchased them in June 2022!
What a cool technique! These are so festive.
Very cool! I remember someone on here mentioned those pens, and I thought, “Oh, I should get one of those,” but never did. Now I wish I had! Your cards look great!
Lovely cards-- masking fluid is definitely on my long-list of things to play with, but maybe I should move it up…
what a cool technique!
another art product to add to my wishlist, LOL
your cards are wonderful
This is a cool technique, and your cards are festive and fun
I might try this with my kid, we enjoy crafting together, when we can find time and enough room on the table.
Love the effect you got! Definitely have to try. Thanks for sharing the pen link!
So cool! I especially love that snowflake. The waiting for it to dry would have driven me bonkers too.
Congratulations! Your project is snow good, it’s featured this week!
Yes! It’s a new simple technique that I can use for card making! Thank you for the link to the pen. Your cards look marvelous. I like the extra sparkle around the snowflake.
Y’know… there is the galentine’s swap coming up and it involves caaaaaards…! I think maybe you already signed up for it
These really turned out great!
And thanks for the heads up on the pen… somehow it seems to have made its way into my wish list….
Hey, I think it jumped into mine as well. Funny how that happens sometimes.
These look fantastic!! The one I received looks even better in real life too, so pretty