This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Svenja has challenged us to use resist techniques on our projects.
Well, I had been wanting to make something along these lines with a set of stamps I recently received as part of the February Simon Says Stamp card kit.
My card didn't turn out quite as I hoped but it was enough of a learning curve for me to hopefully try it again with better results. :)
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp
Die: Lil' Inker Designs
Other: white embossing powder, Distress inks, Distress watercolour paper
So first up, I used my Misti and Versamark ink pad to stamp the two sentiment stamps and the hearts in one go on a piece of watercolour paper and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I then masked it off the piece of paper and washed clean water over the top before introducing a colour wash using my Distress ink pads as watercolour paints, from bottom to top the colours are: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon, and Dried Marigold.
I coloured the hearts with Worn Lipstick.
After drying with a heat gun, I splattered a bit of water over the wash to disperse the colour a little.
I think next time I will use the other side of the watercolour paper which has less of a texture and perhaps use my Gansai Tambi paints to create the wash as the Distress Ink is a bit patchy in places.
Never to mind, it's all educational! :)
There are some fantastic resist techniques in use over on the Daring Cardmakers blog so do pop over and join in!