Monday, September 5, 2016
Distress Paint Resist
I am working through my Creative Chemistry 103 homework. Today I'm sharing a Distress Paint Resist technique. This is a take on a well known and used distress technique - stamping a resist image and coloring with an Ink Blending Tool. In this case, I used Picket Fence Distress Pain and a brayer to load up the background stamp, Heartfelt Creations Birds and Blooms Collage stamp. I stamped on white cardstock and allowed the paint to dry. It is amazing the amount of detail that can be achieved with this technique. After stamping, I colored the image using the Ink Blending tool and some Mermaid Lagoon and Shabby Shutters Distress ink. I love the colors that this created. I die cut the image out using my W-Plus9 Sunshine Layers die.
I created the flowers using some pool colored SSS inks that I had on hand, stamping with my Botanical Rose stamps and die cutting the flowers with the matching dies. Some of the inking was very dark and others I made light. I think I prefer the darker flowers, though the light colors look better in person than in the picture. I paired the flowers with a Spellbinders D-Lites Dragonfly die cut made using white cardstock.
Since I was doing homework, I made an entire set of these cards, leaving the inside blank for a note or to be stamped with a timely sentiment (Birthday, Thinking of You, whatever) should the need arise. I may give these as gifts or simply use them up.
I'm still sifting through more lessons. I've a couple of projects to complete and so may have to place my homework on hold. Hope your week is going well.
I've entered these cards into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp's Work It Wednesday Challenge - Stamping
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday's Challenge 246/247 Anything Goes