It's that Funkie time again! This fortnight, the challenge at Frilly & Funkie is being hosted by Sue Carrington of Stamping Sue Style, and her challenge is "How can you Resist?". Sue says, "I am a self confessed technique junkie. I love everything and anything that involves a new technique. I also have my ongoing favourites and "Resist" is one of them! You can use different things to create a resist effect...acrylic paint, glue, or embossing powder just to name just a few. So let's see if you can "Resist", and show us how you can incorporate this into your projects! Have fun!"
"Go big or go home!", seems to be my new favorite motto lately, because I am loving the Giant #12 Tags from Inkssentials by Ranger. I just love all that space to create on. Maybe it's because I am from Texas...hmm! Any who, I learned the coolest 'resist' technique from Tim while at Ranger U, called Adirondack Color Wash Faux Batik (Click Batik to see it's incredible history and how the ladies of long ago developed this Wax Art Resist). The loooong tutorial below (Grab a drink!) shows you how to do it. However, we used Mulberry Paper at Ranger U, and I didn't have any the color white, so I tried this technique with Tim's Tissue Wrap, and it worked. Although, I had to give it a go three times before I was satisfied with the results. ;0) The Mulberry Paper was perfect the first time, I think because it allows the Color Wash to penetrate very quickly. I will be buying white Mulberry Paper very soon!
|I stamped two different sizes of the butterflies on the Tissue Wrap with Distress Embossing Ink.|
|I poured Clear Fine Embossing Powder from Ranger over the Ink and heat embossed it. It's faint but you can see the shiny images. Tissue Wrap takes heat quite well.|
|I applied color to the sides and bare spots using Barn Door Distress Ink. Then I applied a little Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges as well for added definition.|
|I wasn't ready to put the Color Wash up yet, so Seam Binding Ribbon was sprayed and waded up to dry.|
|I used the remaining Color Wash Tissue Wrap as a background for Tim's Chit Chat Stickers and Cash Key Charm to complete the sentiment. It was attached to a Trinket Pin and then to the ribbons. Finished!!!|
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!