Monday, February 16, 2015

Bister, Bister....

Happy Monday!  I'm so glad you stopped by for my I Brake For Stamps Monday share!  I spent a great deal of time playing with my bisters yesterday!  And, yes, my garbage can does bear some signs of my experimentations!  This is definitely a color medium that requires some learning and most definitely, following!  You absolutely have to go with the flow when using bisters and let the project evolve as it will.

I've used bister, in the past, with watercolor paper.  This project uses Ranger specialty paper.  It is a matt coated cardstock and definitely provides a different finished product.  Paper matters, Ladies and Gents!

After applying bisters in green, red, blue and yellow, I spritzed with water, rolled the colors around, dabbed and dried.  I love the marbled look you can achieve.  Images were stamped using Stazon and then colored using distress markers.

You can see the blue bisters more clearly in the second project.  For this, starting at the bottom of the white cardstock, I layered up with green, yellow, red and blue.

All of my stamp images come from one or the other of Floral Half Sheet 148A and Floral Half Sheet 148B from I Brake For Stamps.  These are some beautiful and whimsical images!  Be sure to pick up your bisters, too while you are there!  I would also recommend some of the Stampinback Paper.  Let Ms. Della know I sent you AND, save a little with my coupon code SAVE10JANE!

Thanks for stopping!  Don't forget the awesome!
TTFN, Jane


  1. Neat technique, Jane! I've never heard of Bisters before…I'll have to check it out!

  2. Love your project. I've played with Bisters, too, and like the look. I've only used watercolor paper. Will have to experiment with other paper. These really do have a brown undertone. I've also used Brushos which are brighter. I believe Ken Oliver has come out with a similar product.

  3. Beautiful cards Jane. Love the colors and the way they blended... I will have to learn more about bister... first time I've heard the name... the silhouette images look wonderful.