Thursday, February 28, 2008

Technique class: Resist Stamping

Last night I taught a class on resist stamping. Here were the cards we made and some brief instructions:

Card 1: Wax Paper Resist

It took me a long time to try this technique because I was scared of the iron--LOL! It is such an easy and fun technique:

Wax Paper Resist

You need glossy paper or cardstock (I used regular cardstock here), wax paper, and an iron.

Crumple up the wax paper and then set between the glossy sides of the glossy paper.

Take an iron at medium heat and iron over the paper for between 10 and 30 seconds.

Then run an inked brayer (in this case Orchid Bouquet) over your cardstock

you can also use sponges or direct to paper inking for your color.

Card#2 Versamark Resist

For this card, you will need glossy paper because I couldn't get it to work on cardstock

Stamp your images (in this case the larger circles) in Versamark

Either let dry a couple of minutes or heat set.

Brayer over paper with ink (Garden Green)

It may take a minute or two for your images to appear

Last, I took a smaller circle in New England Ivy and stamped over the top and heat set
Card #3 Embossed
First stamped the eggs and "Easter" in Versamark and emboss with Clear powder
Then use a sponge to color over the card in Baby Pink, Amythest, and Buttercup
Last take a paper towel or sponge and rub the color off the embossed images to make them pop
Card #4 Versamark Combo (at least it was supposed to be)
Use Glossy paper. First, stamp the large flower in Versamark and emboss it in Clear
Then I stamped another flower in Versamark which was suppoed to turn out like the circles in card # 2, but didn't show up. I think the yellow might have been too light of a color--don't know.
Next brayer in Sunkiss Yellow over the whole card
Then stamp flowers in Spring Iris and Pink Carnation and sponge over them with those same colors to get the tie-dyed effect for the background
Last, rub a sponge or paper towel over the embossed images to make them pop.
PS--I used a sponged to ink the flower for this card too :)


Yani said...

Wow, you have been very busy. And your cards turned out beautifully. Thanks for the techniques AND for your nice comments!

Kathi Carlson said...

Beautiful cards. Great techniques. For whatever reason, my brayer and I don't get along. You've inspired me to try again!! Thanks!

AmethystCat said...

how cool and you make it sound so easy. guess I'm going to have to try it (after I get a brayer!).:) Or, I guess I can do it with a sponge. how fun!

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Rachele Funk said...

Love the techniques... I really need to try using techniques more. . . I'm just always the same-o.

P.S. I really hope I didn't offend anyone with my playlist post. . . I blog in the middle of the night and truly they've scared me so much I've almost wet my pants! I'm glad to know the playlist can be on the blog and not play automatically. I hope more people will take your lead! LOL!!! Have a great day!

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Nicole, you have been busy... I love this technique and always end up demoing it.