Tuesday, January 15, 2008

January Technique Class: Resisting

Every month I'm doing a Technique class now, which so far has been a lot of fun! This month I focused on a few different kinds of "resisting." The first card uses the crayon resist technique. This was my favorite card of the night, I just love this technique and these colors. The basic approach for crayon resist is to use a white crayon on white glossy paper to resist ink that is sponged on top of it. The design of this card is CASEd from ClaireD on Splitcoast Stampers (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/706339?cat=834).

Here'as the recipe:

Stamps: Doodle This, Sincere Salutations
Papers: Old Olive, Whisper White, Glossy White, Black,
Inks: black, Old Olive, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Black grosgrain ribbon

This card was made using Versamark Resist, sometimes called "ghosting." The basic principle here is apply Versamark to glossy cardstock, and then after it dries, apply ink and the versamark will resist the ink. I applied the celery ink with a brayer on the background of this one. The design of this card was CASEd from DCPapercraft on Splitcoast Stampers (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/700957?cat=7490).

Stamps: Polka Dots & Petals, Polka Dots & Paisley
Papers: Blue Bayou, Glossy White, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery
Inks: Certainly Celery, Versamark, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, Scallop Punch

This last card uses the technique of Embossing Resist. Instead of crayon and versamark, you actually emboss an image to resist with. For this one I didn't use glossy paper, but I think you could if you wanted to. I embossed the solid white butterflies and then applied the coral ink and stamped some more images on top.

Stamps: Sweet Shapes
Papers: Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Whisper White, Taken with Teal
Inks: Rose Red, Taken with Teal, Versamark, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon, Ticket corner punch, Small Tag Punch, Tab Punch, Staple


Debbie said...

Wow!! All three of these are wonderful cards! My veramark resist didn't turn out as nice as yours. I didn't let it dry...I will try all of these techniques this weekend since the weather is going to be brisk...hovering around 0....which is fine by me...then I will get to drink some hot cocoa and stamp...wahoo!
Thanks for sharing your ideas!
Have a fantastic week.

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing. These are absolutely beautiful. You're work is always so inspiring.