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A frisket is a transparent or translucent adhesive-backed sheet used to protect
areas of the drawing you do NOT want painted.
Place a frisket over the
drawing, gently cut and remove the areas of the frisket to be painted.
sharp blade and only enough pressure to cut through the frisket.
pressure scores or scars the drawing, or worse yet, may slice all the way
through the substrate. Apply pressure lightly to the frisket. No air bubbles
should remain under the frisket. Make sure the edges of a frisket are firmly
in place to prevent overspray from seeping under them. Remove friskets from
painted surfaces carefully and remove excess adhesive with your finger or a
rubber cement pick-up.
To apply friskets:
Place the frisket over the drawing.
Carefully cut the frisket on the outline of the drawing.
Remove the frisket from the areas you wish to paint.
Apply light pressure to the frisket squeezing out all air bubbles.
Make sure all edges of the frisket are firmly adhered.
To remove friskets:
Allow the pigment to dry before removing frisket.
Carefully peel the frisket away from the drawing surface.
Discard the frisket or return the frisket to its backing sheet for
storage if you must reuse the same frisket later.
Touch up any scratches or pick-off from the outline of the shape
that was painted.
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