Friday, 15 February 2008

Playing with resist techniques...

and no I am not talking about resisting chocolate etc...there is no known 'technique' available for that - you just give in!!!

I am talking about ink resist stuff.....

I was showing my mum the crayon resist technique which I have done before on here. I was quite pleased to have another go as I felt using the watercolour crayons was a bit wasteful as the crayons are so soft that you could visibly see them wear down and as they are not cheap to replace I wondered if standard crayons would work, well the news is.........YES THEY DO! I even used coloured crayons and so long as you use glossy card stock the colour rubs off and you get left with a white area where you drew.

I bought a set of Crayola Twistables - I think they will last a life time!!

The second technique we had a go with was resist using good old Versamark (it really is very versatile!). I stamped an image in Versamark on the glossy card and then in black and using a brayer and the Cotton Candy Kaleidoscope ink pad I brayered the back ground, mounted it on complimentary card stock, added a few embellishments and made a card! It really is that easy and if you don't have a brayer you can easily sponge the image on, it gives a lovely effect as you can see in the first card.


Mae said...

Hi Lynda

Your cards look great! Did you sponge the background or spritz it of the first card?

Are both these cards on black c/s as they look so elegant?


Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Hi Mae,

Thanks for your comments.

I sponged the first card, it gives a really nice effect on glossy card.
Yes both the cards are on Basic Black card stock. I find it works well to give a 'wow' factor on very simple stamped images like the ones on these cards.

Lynda x