Lisa’s Technique of the Week
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Hello! It?s Lisa with a technique video and project for you today. This is my first video, so you?ll have to kindly overlook any clunky and less than smooth transitions.

Today?s technique is using freezer paper to create a mask. This is such a simple technique and is a great way to stretch your supplies. Let?s gather our supplies and get moving!


This technique is super simple. Here?s the run-down:

1) Die-cut your shapes from freezer paper.

2) Place the freezer paper shiny side down on your watercolor paper.

3) Using a warm iron, press into place. Do not add water or steam to the iron. Be sure to protect your work surface.

4) Watercolor as you normally would. I used Peerless watercolors here.

5) Allow your project to dry or gently heat-set.

6) Use your heat gun to heat around each freezer paper mask to lift from your paper.

7) Trim the paper panel to size and complete your card as usual.

Nothing simpler!

Drop me a note if this technique inspired you. Are there any techniques you?d love to learn or see in video format? I?d love to hear from you!

Thanks for visiting!


Supplies used: Freezer paper from C. Jenkins Company; Classic Crest solar white 110# cardstock from Neenah Paper Inc.; Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper from Ranger Industries; black licorice Pop-Tone paper from French Paper Co.; Nicholson’s Peerless watercolors from Creative Mode; 4mm clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh; Lacy Flowers die set (#310055) from Waffle Flower Crafts; Many Thanks die from Ellen Hutson; Corner Chomper from We R Memory Keepers; 1/2-inch flat brush from Silver Brush Limited; Wagner embossing heat tool from Hero Arts; Big Shot die cutting machine, Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies and Standard Cutting Pads from Sizzix; adhesive foam tape from 3M.

9 Responses to Lisa’s Technique of the Week

  1. Amy McCue says:

    That was a very nice first video!! Excellent job!

  2. Linda says:

    Great job on the video and I love the technique. Now if I can just find that iron 😉

  3. Roy Fechter says:

    Lisa,you created a beautiful card. Your work has always inspired me because you are so talented. Great video!

  4. DawnL says:

    Woohoo! Great first video, Lisa! Love this technique, great card! TFS!

  5. Trina P. says:

    Can’t wait to try this technique. Thanks for the video.

  6. Anna Laura says:

    Very pretty card

  7. LOVE this technique! Gorgeous card… 🙂

  8. Kathlene says:

    HI, I just saw this and am wondering if I can use the MINI crafting iron instead of a regular sized? I haven’t used the mini iron except on ribbon straightening. I will give it a try but also if you know if it needs a VERY HOT dry iron??? Thanks! this technique I will use as it’s much simpler than the embossing method. Beautiful card!!!

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