I had an opportunity to try a really neat technique tonight. I guess it is a resist of sorts – can you believe I’ve never ever tried this!! I had it in my mind that I wanted to make my own design paper (how rare is that?) so I stamped a script stamp with black brilliance on white paper. Overstamping with Versamark, dusting with clear embossing powder and heating it moved me to the next step. On a teflon sheet I squiggled out SU Bordering Bue and SU Old Olive and misted them heavily with water. I layed the paper down flat on the ink and picked it up and moved it a couple of times. After I got the colors looking how I wanted, I dried the paper a bit with my heat gun and then I ironed it the rest of the way dry.
Just above you can see the detail left by the clear embossed stamp. The stamp set I chose was Fancy Pants – From the Garden. The stamp is absolutely huge – I have huge acrylic mounts, but nothing that would take this behemoth – so I had to finagle it kind of diagonally yet hanging off – it all worked out.
Because I wanted as much of the paper as possible to show, I added a chipboard element that I backed with acetate that had my sentiment stamped in black stazon. Lastly I wanted the paper to show through the punched scallops, so I added a thin strip on the inside of the card to accent the opening.
Stamps: Fancy Pants – From the Garden; Stampabilities – La Londa Script; Sentiment – PSX
Inks: Black Brialliance, Black Stazon, Versamark, SU Bordering Blue Reinker, SU Old Oliver Reinker
Paper: White Cardstock, Bazzill
Accessories: Chipboard, ribbon, clear EP, acetate, ribbon, crystals, MS Scallop Punch
Have yourself a glorious day!