This is one technique I'll be using again and again! Especially since I discovered that the multi medium easily washes off rubber stamps too if caught quickly (yea, don't ask...) So hop over to Linda's, check out Tim's video, and start resisting away!
Saturday, April 9, 2011
A Grungy Monday Resist...
Welcome to the 2nd week of Grungy Monday hosted by Linda at Studio L3. This week, we visit Ranger Ink to delve into Distress Inks with Studio Multi Medium. Our instructions come from Tim himself, which I had to get to work early to download and watch. I took brief notes; it seemed fairly straightforward, and totally cool! Proof that Tim is a great instructor! (I will get to a class of his before I die..I swear!) And then life intervened, and its 5 days later. Hmm, where did I put that post-it with my notes?? Originally I figured I would use cut n-dry foam for my stamp, but then various posts on the "All Things Tim" yahoo group led me to believe it would be too thick, so I ran out to Joann's and found some craft foam.
Now, once cut, how to stamp with it??? Hmmm, I found some really thin ez-cling for unmounted stamps..sounds perfect! Now, which of my very few dies to use?? Ahh, my new butterflies!! (OK, and here, you can hold me to this...I Promise..this will be the last project I do with those butterflies for a mont..few weeksss...ok, at least a week!)
So, being very proud of my cling-mounted, professional looking butterfly stamp..time to get with the rest of the project. I cut some Basic Gray Origins paper to fit the tag, then started the resist; and it is indeed very cool! (You may remember, I'm always looking for easy ways to reverse stamp, as most white inks, quite frankly, suck!) After drying (I remembered!), I inked up my paper with Forest Moss and Walnut Ink DI's. And, wow, those 3 butterflies popped!! I stamped the verse (Penny Black) with Archival ink, then filled in the corners with some tattered flowers also made with the Origins paper. Added some fibers, and lo and behold; you can't really see those beautiful butterflies!