Monday, April 1, 2013

Day 5 Resist Technique

This was my first attempt. I didn't have a stencil so I cut one out of contact paper. I left the backing on and discovered it would have been better if I would have taken the backing off and used the sticky side to adhere temporarily to my card stock. When I took the stencil off the gel that had seeped underneath stuck the stencil to the card stock tearing the card stock. I salvaged as much as I could as I did like the result.

I had left over colored gesso from playing with another resist technique so I painted the window panel that Cameron(my Cameo) cut out. After it was dried I embossed and sanded to distress it. Alas with this embossing folder there is for some reason a tendency for it to tear in one area where it is embossed. Even taking it out of the folder without sanding it. :-( LOL! Maybe that is why it is retired. 

The butterflies are stickers which I mounted on card stock and cut around so I could pop dot them. The large one hides the tear in the frame and the small one hides the small tear in the resist panel. I thought this resist panel was too pretty to trash instead of using.

I forgot that light colored inks did not work with my stamp. Not wanting to go with black and not having a lot of dark colored inks I went with a purple ink I bought for a $1 which is usually too juicy. I love how my scalloped die was perfect for using with this stamp.

When I saw the narrow ribbon on my ribbon rack I decided to weave it around the die cut shape. I think I'm going to have to buy more super narrow ribbon  as I love the result. Luckily there is still two shelves for more ribbon.

I had so much fun playing with this technique yesterday and using different media. I like the crackle paint the best and will be sharing a card here as soon as I decide what I want to do with it.

Another week is here and it is week 2 of the class I'm taking. Cameron is going to be getting a real workout cutting stencils for today's homework. Luckily my nearest dollar store had rolls of  clear contact paper. Now when I see a dollar store with it I'll definitely buy it.

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Happy April Fools! Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Myoriah
    Lovely card. That is what embellishments are for cover up the little boo boos we make. :)
    You are certainly making some lovely things from your class.

  2. Wow, it's a good thing I read all you write because I feel I would miss so much. For example, the woven ribbon. And of course those pesky tears. LOL. Beautiful card. Can't wait to see more of your homework.


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