Saturday, 1 August 2015

August technique post

Hi all and a good morning to you.
It's Suzanne here today on the first of the month, sharing a technique: dry embossing + wax resist.

First you'll have to dry emboss a piece of cardstock or quite heavy watercolour paper and rub over the raised areas with a wax crayon or oil pastel. You don't have to use white neccessarily, you can also choose different colours of course.

 Spritz the paper with water and apply for example various colours of distress stains, let them blend together - you can also do this with Bruhos for example, I'm sure it will work very well - will try this, too. Let dry or dry it with a heat tool.

You may gently rub back any colour that still sticks to the waxed areas, but be careful and remember the dye around those is water soluble, too ;-)

supplies used
from plate 77 'the face is the icon ...' NSPL77
art doll time R6908NS
clockface CP Q462
from plate 07 'wings' PLATECP07 

various distress stains 
gesso white and black
embossing powder black 432105
Decoart media crackle glaze clear 766218075437(135466) 
Decoart media antiquing cream patina green  DMM152-26

Now you can finish and embellish the cards however you like. I chose to heat emboss some of the stamp images to make them pop out more. The bodies of the butterflies are scraps of old book pages made into paper beads. I painted them with brown acrylic paint, covered them with crackle glaze and rubbed some antiquing cream into the cracks.

I just love the grungy look of this background technique.

I hope you enjoyed today's technique post. We'd love you to visit our de stempelwinkel stampers challenge blog and join in.
Have a great weekend everyone ...
Hugs, Szanne xx


Jetske said...

You are right, these backgrounds are really wonderful. You have made a lot of beautiful cards! The butterfly bodies are very good, I like the way you make them! (technique in itself!)

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Sehr schöne Werke sind das geworden, liebe Suzanne

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Das sind sehr schöne Werke. Danke für die Beschreibung.
LG Carola