Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Still resisting...

It's Louise again... back with another LO to share.
Continuing with the mist and resist theme, here's a little step by step on how to create layered details to add to your LOs and cards.
If you're interested in having a go with the Maya Road Resist, but are unsure about applying it freehand.... fear not, here's a super easy peasy trick to get you started.

Use a clear ink pad to stamp your chosen image (simple designs will work best).
 Then simply apply the resist carefully over the stamped image.
 Once the resist has dried use a circle punch on scrap paper to create a stencil to mist through.
 I used yellow.
 Use the punched circle to cover the area you have already misted.
And use a different colour to mist again, I used lime green.
I sprayed from the side and the paper circle moved slightly... but I really like the graduated colour effect.... sometimes happy accidents are better than the intended result.
 I then placed a star over the design, and misted lightly with red.
Once the mist was dry... and remember it must be COMPLETELY dry if you don't want to peel of the top layer of paper, I used a circle punch and selected the area I wanted to use as an embellishment.
See... it's really that easy!
 Here's another I did but swapping the colours around.
Another great way to create added interest when using mists, is to use clear embossing powder. I used my favourite Jenni Bowlin stamp then sprayed over with red. I gave the embossed area a bit of a wipe over with a baby wipe just to get rid of the excess colour.
You can see clearly in this close up how I used the resist to block out some of the stripes in the patterned paper, so that they stayed the original colour.
I completed he LO with a couple of Studio Calico wood veneer stars, one stamped onto using the new Jenny Bowlin Ruler border, and the other had a coil of baker's twine stapled to the centre. I inked the edge of a ruler to stamp some red lines across my fabric thickers title... they just looked too white left untouched!

I hope this little step by step has inspired you to get resisting and misting. Please leave a link to your work in the comments box... we'd love to see what you create.



Jill said...

Great technique Louise! Now I understand!! Jill x

Jimjams said...

More loveliness - I've used clear/white embossing powder resists before - must try resist medium though. Would stamping directly with the resist work? i.e. making a little puddle of the resist on a saucer and using it like ink directly on the paper?

Louise said...

I tried it with a background stamps and it worked ok because it didn't need to have perfect coverage. The results with more detailed stamps were a bit hit and miss. It's worth having a play about with though.

Jenga said...

So now I need a Jenni Bowlin stamp and some resist all because of you?!?!?! Fab ideas hun x

Jen said...

Amazing projects Lou!

Nat said...

Fab Lou, I really wouldn't have thought of using the mists in half the ways you have, really inspirational :) xxx

sixofone said...

I really need to try this technique now

Helsbells said...

You've made it go out of stock Lou!

Cathy C said...

Brilliant!! love these projects Lou! ............. will definately be trying all the misting ones soon!