Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Emboss Resist

Hi everyone!! Farmer Shaela here with a fun little technique to share with you today.

Most of the time we stamp colored images on to white paper, but sometimes it's nice to have a white image on a colored background. If you have an opaque white ink you can usually get a pretty good image, but if you don't, or if you want a more customizable background, the emboss-resist technique is a good choice.

Here's what you need:

  • stamp of choice (I used the new Blush Thanks stamp)
  • white cardstock
  • Versamark ink
  • clear embossing powder
  • sponge
  • Distress ink
  • heat gun (not shown)
And here's what you do:

1. Generously ink the stamp with the Versamark inkpad.

2. Stamp your image onto the cardstock.

3. Cover the stamped image with embossing powder and shake off the excess.

4. Heatset the image until the embossing powder melts.

5. Tap the sponge onto the Distress Ink to pick up some color. Then dab and/or rub the sponge over the image - the embossed image remains white while the cardstock becomes colored!

6. Continue inking the image until it looks as desired.

7. (optional) Lightly mist the image with water to blend the ink. (I followed this step in my sample)

8. Trim the image and mount it to your card.

And there you have it! You can experiment with different colored cardstock and different colors of Distress Ink to get a look that is uniquely yours.

Happy stamping!


Tabbatha Sandoval said...

Really loving the technique. It seems super simple to use. What about using other embossing colors, instead of clear?

Random-ish question for you though. The sponge you use to apply your distress ink, is it just a normal sponge you would find say in the cleaning aisle? My cosmetic sponges I'm using are crap and leaving little spongy bits all over my inks, so want to find something better without spending a lot of cash. Thanks!

Lucy Patrick said...

Thanks so much for this great tutorial, I love crafty people with new ideas for me to try. XOX Lucy

Christina Flora said...

Thanks! this looks easy and I already have all the supplies! :)

Melissa said...

Oh very cool!!!