Monday, April 5, 2010

Gesso Resists

These two cards have a slightly different resist technique from those previously posted. This technique still involves stamping on glossy, white cardstock, and brayering with a rainbow ink pad. However, we will add a little gesso and a little dye reinkers.
This technique is from "Technique Junkies" newsletter and is great fun. I have altered the steps a bit for these cards. Stamp your image with a permanent ink (I used StazOn) . I then added a little color from watered down dye reinkers (a little metallic gold). Once dry, scrunch up some wax paper ("scrunch" being my technical term!) and dip it into the gesso. Dab the gesso over the cardstock - leaving white areas. Once dry, brayer with the rainbow pad of choice. It does not take the gesso very long to dry as long as it is not applied too thick.
All cardstocks and background stamp images are from Club Scrap. The square stamp images are from Stampin' Up. If trying different techniques interest you, I highly recommend that you visit Technique Junkies and order a CD or two and/or subscribe to the newsletter.

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