It's time for another new class lesson in my 2Peas year-long class, Scrapbook Stamping.
August's class features resist techniques.
Resist is one of those techniques that is just plain fun to do!
A few of my favorite products for resist stamping are:
- Distress Inks applied with the Ranger Ink Blending Tool (like Teri & Laura did on their layouts)
- Distress Stains (like Jennifer used on her page)
- Ink Mists (like I did on my layout below)
Here's the sketch that accompanies this month's class.
For my title I wanted to show how easy and fun it is to add texture and color to a die cut title with resist and spray ink. I die cut the title using my Silhouette:
I cut the design from plain white smooth cardstock (Neenah).
For the word "summer", I used the Hero Arts Stripes background cling stamp with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. You could use any color of embossing powder for resist but I really love the look of white for this layout. Then I used the Orchard and Schoolhouse Studio Calico Spray Inks to add color. The embossed stamped image "resists" the ink. The ink will bead up on the embossed areas and color in anything not embossed. Pretty cool! I simply wiped off the excess ink with a baby wipe.
I love using spray inks to add color to plain die cut or punched shapes as well. The word "vacation" in the title was sprayed with the Classic Calico spray ink for instant color. No searching for the perfect color of cardstock or paper to match my layout. With this technique you can cut a bunch of designs from one sheet of white cardstock and color each of them to perfectly match any design!
I also added the Calico White spray ink to the 6x6 kraft square to give it more of a "distressed" look that matches the rest of the page.
To create the custom stamped resist 3x3 squares around the perimeter of the design, I cut 3 squares from Neenah white cardstock and followed pretty much the same steps as for the title only using text based designs for the accent squares.
When spraying the squares, I didn't cover them completely with ink, for a more distressed look. I love that with spray ink you can spray as light or heavy as you want for different looks. I didn't wipe off the excess ink right away but rather set the squares aside to dry a little before wiping off the excess ink.
Once the squares were completely dry (you could speed this up with a heat gun if you're impatiend like me!) I used an old Studio Calico coffee stain stamp to add additional detailing and distressing. Anywhere that is stamped and embossed resists this ink as well! Then I stamped small phrases to further add to the design.
Finally I used the stamped resist technique on these Tim Holtz die cut butterflies. I stamped each with a leaf cluster from the Hero Arts stamp set linked below, heat embossed with white embossing powder and added color with Studio Calico spray inks. (See the video below for specific how-to's on all the stamped resist examples).
I added photo turns for the butterfly bodies. Not only do the metal accents add texture but they are a fun alternative and perfect for adding a butterfly "body" to a die cut butterfly!
SUPPLIES (click on phtoos for links):
To view August's class at 2Peas, click HERE.
To view all the class lessons in 2011's Scrapbook Stamping Class, click HERE.
To view the guest designer layouts at 2peas, click HERE.