Monday, February 14, 2011

Emboss Resist Tutorial by Lesley and this week's challenge

In each side of the February kits, is a sheet of the Pink Paislee House of 3 resist paper. Lesley whipped up the following tutorial to demonstrate the numerous ways you can customize this paper for your projects.

If you don't have any of this fabulous paper handy, but still want to use the techniques Lesley has shown, try making your own resist paper.
Grab a background stamp, clear embossing ink and clear embossing powder. Stamp and heat emboss your image on a lightish coloured background paper (the lighter the paper, the more you'll be able to play with your technique).
From here, you can use any of the techniques Lesley shared in her video. I used Studio Calico Mister Huey's in Sunshine.
You can see the ink beading up on the stamped image.
Give it a good wipe with a paper towel. This also helps to rub the excess ink into the paper to further enhance your stamped image.
And the finished card ...
Had I used a Glimmer Mist, the whole surface would have a bit of a sheen, but by using the Mister Huey's, there is more definition between the stamped image and the background paper.
Fun stuff :)
So this week's challenge is as follows ...
Use a resist paper (or create your own) in a layout.
Be sure to have your layout uploaded to the Flickr group (tag with "FebruaryContest") by midnight EST February 28th to be entered into this month's drawing.

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