Friday, September 11, 2009

Wax Paper Resist

I know, I seem to be on a background paper kick lately. I've been working on ATC cards for a swap so that's why I've been experimenting with them. I'll share my ATC's before I mail them off :)

Anyway, today I have a really quick technique that offers up WAY cool results ~ Wax Paper Resist. It takes very little supplies ~ probably most of you already have ~ a small amount of time and it does require you to get a little inky ;) At least if you're like me it does - LOL!! Yes, I'm a bit messy!

Wax Paper Resist

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Wax Paper

Glossy Cardstock


Distress Ink

Ink Blending Tool & Foam

Non-Stick Craft Sheet


1. Crumble wax paper into a small ball. Open the wax paper up and place it on the non-stick craft mat. Notice the photo ~ I didn't smooth it out too want the wax paper to be pretty rumpled for the next step.

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2. Place your glossy cardstock face down (glossy side) directly on the wax paper.

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3. Hold the paper in place and iron the back of the glossy cardstock. You need to make sure the cardstock doesn't move around or you'll end up with a blurry effect.

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4. Remove the cardstock from the wax paper and let cool.

5. Add Distress Inks using the Ink Blending Tool & Foam. As you add ink you'll magically see a cool pattern emerge.

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Here are a few finished examples....

You can use one color of ink....

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or several....

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Apply the ink in a gradient effect....

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or wherever!

I think this combination of inks ~ Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain ~ looks a bit like faux leather!

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So there you go...

another fun background technique that is




lots of fun!

What do you think?

Look like something you'd use?

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

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  1. Oh you never cease to amaze with these cool techniques! Love them! BTW keep an eye out for a package coming your way... ;-)

  2. i so so so love this! Thanks so much for all the work you put into your blog!
    I am a HUGE fan!

  3. I can't believe I never thought of that! I am going to try that today. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I always wanted to learn this technique. Thank you.

  5. Very-Very Nice, Thank You!!! for sharing.......

  6. That's such a great idea. Just lovely and love the different samples you've shared. Off to raid the kitchen drawer right now!

  7. What is an ink blending tool?


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