All this week the Stampendous team are featuring techniques from the Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z by Fran Seiford. It also just so happens that the Woodware team are featuring one particular technique this week...resist. My card today shows how effective it can be to use Stampendous embossing powder as a resist against inks and watercolors. You can find info on this technique in the "K" section, pages 30-31 in the new book, along with several other irRESISTIBLE ideas!
The background panel of my card is a panel of glossy white, heat resistant cardstock*. I've used the Dreamweaver Flower Lace* design by sponging VersaMark by Tsukineko®* through the stencil, and embossing the design in Stampendous White Embossing Powder*. Once this was cool, I used various blue and purple chalk inks* over the surface, really pushing the ink down to the paper. I went over the embossed design with a damp towel, and removed most of the ink from the glossy embossed surface.
For the focal panel, I stamped the Cling Pansies* image from Stampendous in VersaMark by Tsukineko®* on the Stampendous Mixed Media White* cardstock, and once again embossed in white EP. I smeared the same inks that I used before onto my craft mat, spritzed them with water, and used them with a brush to watercolor over the design, allowing it to dry a bit between layers of color. When finished, I added tiny bits of Stampendous Micro Glitter* in Lime using a glue pen to adhere it.
The card base is a bright chartreuse, which I machine-embossed with the Dreamweaver Crusade* background. Everything was adhered in layers, along with a sentiment from the Perfectly Clear Thoughtful Wishes* set on the new Stampendous Fitted Frames dies*. Adding to the pretty factor, I adhered a bit of lavender ribbon twist* across the card as well.
For those of you in the UK who'd like to see more resist techniques, be sure to check the Woodware Witterings blog each day this week.
For those of you in the US, be sure to visit the Stampendous blog each day this week for links to our spotlight on our wonderful new book! You're sure to be inspired to break out your embossing powders, and maybe add to your collection!
*All of these items are available to retailers in the UK from Woodware. Consumers may purchase these products from stores listed HERE.