Monday, February 2, 2015

I Brake For Bisters

{jane bosi}

Happy Monday, Brakers!!

Today, I'm bringing you a colorful and texture full project I created using those fabulous Bisters!

I started by masking off the edges of a piece of watercolor paper with low tack tape.  Afterwards, I applied a sprinkling of Red, Yellow and Natural bisters.  To activate the bisters, I spritzed with a generous amount of water. I used a considerable amount of water because I wanted a blended, watercolored effect.  You can control the outcome of your bister art by controlling the application and amount of water you use.  It's fun to play around to see what you can make happen!

I moved the saturated color around a bit by rolling my paper and using a heat gun.  Again, the outcome is influenced by all of these events.  At one point, I removed some of the color with a paper towel and, I didn't like it!  So, I just added more water and rolled the paper around a bit more.

When the piece was completely dry, I stamped the beautiful silhouette garden image from Stamp Half Sheet 138B.  Because I wanted to maintain the clean paper frame, I only removed the low tack tape after stamping the image.  Next, I mounted the art piece on a portion of black cardstock and added a random, sloppy stitch around the border.  I have a little mini Janome machine I keep loaded for stamping projects.  It's a handy little thing and a nice way to add texture to a project.

To complete my card, I added a punched shape with the sentiment, also from the Half Sheet 138B.  It reads: "Friends overlook your broken fence and admire your garden."  What a sweet idea......

That's it for me, friends!
TTFN & don't forget the awesome!


  1. What a beautiful background you created with the Bisters. I agree....those Bisters are so fun to work with. I love the silhouette images you used on this background too. Everything looks wonderful!