Monday, October 1, 2012

A Twist on Resist

Hello again SSSD ladies. Here is our October technique. You will need solid or nearly solid stamps. 2 small ones and a larger one. I have never done this technique so what I do and how it turns out will be exactly what you see. I can tell you though my choice of stamps wasn't quite right for this technique but I think it turned out ok. 

Here is the stamp I am starting out with and it is one that I made with 2 squares of fun foam and a piece of EZ Mount. 

Start by using your first stamp and a light colored ink.

Next add a second light color. Mine was actually a little too dark and gave me a few fits later in this technique so stay light. You need to be able to cover this ink up later.  Now **important** let it dry. Walk away for 15 minutes or use a heat gun to heat it.

Swipe the piece with your embossing and then stamp your larger stamp with Versa Mark. 

Cover with Clear Embossing Powder. Shake off the excess.

Emboss. Here is where the twist comes in. The color shows through the embossing.

Now brayer or sponge your dk color over the whole thing. I tried 3 or 4 colors before I finally got my beginning squares covered. Wipe off with a paper towel to clean the ink off the embossing. 

Now with your other smaller stamp Fill in the spaces with a darker ink. You want to fill it all in making it look like your very own Designer Paper. Wipe off any ink that gets on your embossing. 

Here's my card. 

Stamps - MFP a HC - Be Wild & Free
Paper - MFP a HC - Aged Marigold Mottled , Premium Snow Storm Smooth
Misc. - Ribbon, Twine and Charm from MFP a HC


Donna Ellis said...

Pat, this is one fabulous tutorial. Beautifully written, perfectly photographed - I hope you will be adding a tutorial tab to your blog because you've done some good ones!

Ira Huberts said...

What a fun technique with a fabulous result! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog ~Ira