Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday--Wax Paper Resist

I'm so excited to today's tutorial. It's such a cool technique and one that I've wanted to try for a while, so here goes.
We're going to do a variation of the wax paper resist technique. The way I learned this technique was crumple up a piece of wax paper, unfold it and iron it onto glossy cardstock. Well were going to do that basic technique but instead of crumpling it we're going to use the SU Petal's a Plenty Impressions folder.
Some supplies you'll need: Big Shot, Impressions folder, wax paper, glossy cardstock, an iron, classic ink and sponge daubers or sponges (or a brayer).

Use your impressions folder and emboss your wax paper only.

If you have a helper you can let them do it :)

Your wax paper won't look very pretty.

Put your wax paper between 2 pieces of glossy cardstock. Make sure the glossy side of the cardstock is on the inside touching the wax paper. You can do only one piece of paper, but doing one on each side gives you more bang for your buck. If your wax paper is bigger than your cardstock make sure you put scrap paper on the top and bottom of your wax paper sandwich.

Iron it, just for a few seconds. Not very long.

It's hard to see but the wax transferred to the glossy cardstock. Use your sponge, sponge dauber or brayer to apply color to your cardstock. The darker you want your color the more color you add. The wax will 'resist' the ink. Isn't that cool!?

I used Real Red on this one.

And Old Olive on this one.

I went over the Old Olive one with some Always Artichoke and I just kept going over the Real Red one with red ink. Just keep applying ink until it's the desired look you want. Add to your card to finish.

Isn't it cool!?! It kind of makes for a funky, cool Christmas card.

Try this technique!
Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow!


Tammy Fite said...

Love this technique!! I'm going to have to try it!! It's beautiful!!!

Mary said...

Great technique. Thanks