Using the ScanNCut with Frisket Film

ScanNCut Specialist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer uses her ScanNCut and Frisket Film to create a one-of-a-kind project!

In honor of World Art Day (April 15, 2019), 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:

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 screen printing.
  • 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!