I am really lucky... today I get the chance to talk to you about one of my fave techniques and had a lot of fun making some samples to show you :O)) For those who haven't heard of the Resist Technique before, I hope that you will be able to pick up some tips and then be able to go and make some art using this...if you have already used the technique...there is something for everyone 'cos I have done three different techniques which introduces us to basic Resist, Batik and then Gesso Resist.
I will start with the basic Resist...and as before, I have taken pics along the way and typed the instructions over the top of the photo **if you can't read them, please just click on the photo to enlarge it**
BASIC RESIST TECHNIQUE: This gives a "resist" look for your stamping.
FINISHED CARD: All stamps used are from Serendipity Stamps.
I have used Distress Inks for my projects but you can use other dye based inks and pigment inks too...just be sure that if you use pigment inks that you wipe away the excess inks quickly before they set over the embossed image. I use a paper towel dampened with water or a baby wipe, depending on how much ink needs to be removed.
BATIK TECHNIQUE: A little more indepth but you get great results...this technique uses a hot iron so please do take care if you try this method :O))
FINISHED CARD: You can see that the colours really pop on this card..and the Batik effect is really effective even with the most delicate of stamps. Again, all stamps used are from Serendipity Stamps. If you don't have a craft or travel iron you can use your home iron, just remember to turn off the steam setting and then clean it before you iron your clothes :O) As ever, when using HOT items...please take lots of care and work on a protective craft sheet or a wad of paper to protect your work area surface.
GESSO RESIST TECHNIQUE: Finally, I am going to ue Gesso as a resist. You can also use Acrylic Paint to do this too. I have found that Gesso is a bit tougher than paint though so you can ink over it more and it is more accommodating with the inks and tends to stain less.
STAMPING OVER THE TOP!
FINISHED HANGING PIECE: As you can see, I cannot help but make something hangy :O)) I used a selection of stamps from the Tim Holtz range and a Crackley background too. I added a few wire and metal things to finish the piece, along with some bead fringing.
I do hope that you enjoyed looking at this tutorial and have found some helpful ideas and tips ... please can you leave me a comment for some feedback...this is now my second tutorial...so I am still very much a beginner :O))
Thanks for looking...have fun making ART!
**Edit ... Thanks to those of you who spotted the "deliberate" mistake...I had popped the wrong pic in for Step 4 on the Gesso Technique...tis remedied now LOL**