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Monday, 2 May 2011

Resist Techniques

  • I spent a happy inky afternoon today making my entry for The Stampman Fortnightly Challenge, where the theme is resist techniques. I decided to go for the technique I am most familiar with and selected the script stamp from the Aspects of Design nauticle set.I stamped it onto glossy card with Versamark ink and let it dry a bit, then and then sponged colour over it using Distress inks in Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Chipped Sapphire and a little Walnut Stain. Feeling quite happy with the result I then stamped the Ship image, also Aspects of Design, with Versafine Sepia ink and sponged with the same colours.I cropped the script piece to size and cut a mount large enough to leave a small border from plain card and coloured the edge of it with first Tea Dye and then Chipped Sapphire DI. They were stuck together and fixed to the main card. I cut out the main image and made a mount for it in the same way and added a nauticle charm for embellishment, and  fixed it over the script panel with foam tape.
 Having finished my card I thought I would try the technique that uses paint to provide the resist, but looking through my paints I found the white pot had only a sad looking dried up bit of paint in the bottom of it. Not to be put off I added a small amount of water and shook it really hard and proceeded to stamp a nice swirly ATC sized stamp from Crafty Individuals. When the paint was dry I sponged over it with pink ink this time but I was far from happy with it. I think the paint was just a bit too thin for stamp I chose and didn't leave a clean image, probably would have worked better with a chunkier stamp. I will put it down to experience and try again another day. In the meantime I was still left with some time to play so I stamped the stamp again  with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder, and then trimmed it to ATC size.I inked it all over with Spun Sugar DI and then darkened the edges with Dusty Concord.The Butterfly, an Elusive images stamp was done the same way as the script panel on the card and coloured with the pink and purple inks and the details added with Sakura Stardust pens. I stamped it again in purple ink on the ATC and fixed the first one on top with silicone glue and added two puple gem stones and stamped the word Beauty.
I am entering the card for the Resist challenge. Thanks for taking a look.


  1. Both are lovely Jean, especially the ATC. I love the colours. I didn't think that CI swirl stamp quite fitted onto an ATC. I must have another go with mine. It is so pretty. Kate x

  2. Fabulous resist work Jean, I love both pieces. The nautical card with the soft muted colours is a dream and the more feminine ATC is so pretty.
    On both of them the resist technique has worked so well.
    Thanks for sharing these with us at The Stamp Man.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  3. Your Nautical card is absolutely dreamy, Jean. I love the colours you've chosen and your resist is perfect. Your ATC is beautiful too, much more feminine as Brenda says.
    Well done for trying the paint technique. You do really need a bold stamp but it will still be more splodgy than when you use ink but that's part of it's charm I think. I hope you decide to have another play.
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Stampman.
    Hugs Lisax

  4. Both pieces are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

  5. Fabulous card, love the stamps you have used. The ATC is so pretty. Lovely colours on both.
    Avril x