Monday, January 27, 2014

Stenciled Day 3 - Resist



Sharing my day late card for today.  One of the techniques covered yesterday in class was using translucent embossing paste as a resist.  I don't have any translucent embossing paste, but I did learn a while back (on accident) that gesso will resist dye inks.

The only catch is that gesso is thinner and more paint like than paste, so if you are going to use gesso for this technique, I suggest a stencil that doesn't have big spaces and very thin sections of stencil separating the spaces....this could lead to spillage from one section of the stencil to another and since gesso resists, you spillage will be very evident.

I chose to use Tim Holtz's alphabet mask specifically because the negative stencil spaces are very narrow and less likely to cause a mess.  I was also pretty diligent in taping down the stencil.

Note, it also takes gesso a significantly longer amount of time to dry than modeling paste, so plan to step away for a while.

Once my gesso was dry, I added color using Festive Berries Distress Ink and Black CTMH ink.  Then I used a baby wipe to remove the excess ink.  The gesso does pick up a slight tint, so it's not pure, pure, white.

I decided to go pretty CAS for this one, die cutting the Paper Smooches Thanks die out of my stenciled piece as well as a piece of black cardstock.  I saved all the negative pieces from the stenciled die cut so I could add them back into the spaces of the black die cut to create that inlaid look.



I did end up having to run my die/panel through the machine multiple times to get a cut because the extra texture/uneven surface with the gesso plus the fact that the cardstock had lots of distress ink in it seemed to make it a little softer.

A little banner with a secondary sentiment finished this off.

I'm committing myself to one more stenciled post tomorrow for Day 4 of class, but I may go back and tackle some of the other techniques from the first couple days of class later on in the week too.

Hope your week got off to a good start!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy and Black Cardstock
Stamps:  Paper Smooches - Many Thanks
Ink:  CTMH - Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger - Festive Berries Distress Ink
Other:  Tim Holtz - Schoolhouse Layering Stencil; Paper Smooches - Thanks die; Claudine Hellmuth - Gesso; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape



15 comments:

  1. WOW!! I love love love it! The resist works so beautifully with your inks! You've earned an A Plus for this class :)

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  2. Very nice, I love the colors. Right now everything pink seems to be valentine related so this is a great change of pace and a wonderful take on the class inspiration.

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  3. Wow. I love the effect of the background. Really eye-catching! :)

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  4. Oh thanks for the info and nice card!

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  5. This is so cool, Miriam! I didn't know about gesso's properties--thanks for the info! I'm so behind on class lessons but hope to catch up this week!

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  6. Awesome design!! Love the resist with gesso and your use of the die!!

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  7. Whoa! This is just COOL! I totally love it!

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  8. Fabulous job with this technique. I was so taken with the idea of clear embossing paste, that I ordered some...LOL You really did a great job with the gradient of color...no visible transition lines. I'm so impressed! You rock Miriam, and I'm so glad that we have been able to take the same class!!!

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  9. Wow, this looks amazingly cool, Miriam! Love this!

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  10. So cool about gesso. Didn't know that. And genius and gorgeous once again!

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  11. ooohhhhh!!! Loving that background!!! Fabulous work, loved seeing your name all over my latest stamp it techniques mag.!

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  12. Love the BG u created and idea of using alphabets stencil is superb. Great work!!

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  13. This is really, really cool looking! Love the charcoal to pink color combo!

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  14. Such great techniques this week, my friend! LOVE the effect here!

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