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frisket

[′fris·kət]
(graphic arts)
A mask used to protect the portions of photographs and artwork that are not be be airbrushed.
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Jones (1860-1942), whom Bruce Rogers called the "Master of Master Printers," became aware of several red frisket sheets in his collection.
He cut out and placed a frisket onto the now dry canvas depicting the shape and placement of the underwater sea and plant life.
With respect to Elizabeth Savage's article on frisket sheets, we could not resist the inclusion of some four-color images to attempt to convey the physical nature of these printing devices.
MATERIALS * 18" x 24" Masonite[R] board * Digital camera(s) * Computer with Adobe[R] Photoshop[R] (or other photo program) * Laser printer or ink-jet printer with access to a photocopier * Watercolors * Copier machine or laser computer printer * Overhead transparencies * Frisket masking fluid * Assortment of brush sizes * Rubber-cement eraser * White latex flat paint * Sunny day(s)
The illustrations are lively and varied: title-pages, prefaces, periodical covers, and a variety of the content of privately-published items, such as the title-page of an edition of twelve copies of "A Ryghte Goodlie Lyttle Booke of Frisket Fancies Set Forth for Bibliomaniacs!
Some artists use rubber cement, tape, special block-out frisket and wax or oil based materials which resist the water.
Moran argues that the presence of scissors may be meant to suggest the cutting of a frisket, although it is possible that their inclusion is simply the result of the more detailed nature of the image as a whole.
Before immersing the print, cover some areas with frisket or rubber cement (apply with an old brush or cotton swab).
The Adams Cottage Press was designed without a frisket. The frisket, a separate inner frame hinged to a cloth-covered tympan, served to hold the paper in place and protect the printed sheet.
Next, I decided to try something new and have students block out the shapes that they had drawn with some frisket, which is masking film commonly used by airbrush artists.
Lieberman's how-to paperback, which I discovered in the Whole Earth Catalog in 1970, described a way of rigging a basic flatbed proof press with a makeshift tympan and frisket. I did so, with a group of students and colleagues in an experimental program at California College of Arts and Crafts, in order to produce a publication of texts and images in the college's printmaking studio.
He has mastered a technique of successive washes using masking friskets and dry brush, making the fish come to life on paper.