Saturday, March 24, 2012

My version of Craft Resist Paper

 Why, do I do this?  I think the primary reason is I have no patience, I live in a very conservative area and the buyers for the craft industry here seem to wait for a least 6mos. to order new product, I think they wait to see how other areas do with it before ordering, (makes me crazy), so I do a lot of on-line shopping and when I get an idea, I want to run with it.  The other reason is that, as with this line, it does not always come with what I am looking for in a design and I want the option of doing my own.  Heaven knows, I realize the importantce of supporting the industry and I more than do my share, LOL. I do have this product on order, it is just not here yet.
 I took waterbased ValSpar and with a large brush, just did sweeping lines, I did not give this hope for much success and was actually surprised that it worked right out on first try.  I did heat set it with the heat tool.  I stamped my image first, then applied the ValSpar,  then used the Distress Inks to color.  I then stamped and cut out one of the butterflies and used the "Tattered Banner" Tim Holtz Die for the sentiment.  Distress inks used were: Mustard Yellow, Spiced Orange, Broken China and "Tea Dye" pad.
 another close up of the VelSpar.  I will next use the ValSpar directly to a decorative background stamp and see how that works, I will let you know.


Here is the process, using the Val Spar directly to the background stamp, I used a written words stamp and the Val Spar was a little too runny for this process, so next time I will use a different stamp or figure out a way to get a lighter coat applied.  I used the "Tim Holtz" Wild Flower stamp set and I love that sentiment. It was mounted to a Stampin Up punch.  I did a very light wash of gesso and then wiped it with a paper towel.                                                                                                          

this is a side view so you are able to see the resist.   A little tip, you want the Val Spar to dry completely on its own before you heat set it or you will get some bubbling, it really didn't matter on this card, in fact it gave it a little more definition of being antiqued.

Happy Weekend. Hugs

11 comments:

Wendy said...

Lovely cards. Interesting experimenting, thanks for sharing.

ceparie said...

Nice try and you get an A for effort but you may find there are easier, less messy ways to do "resists". Just wait till you see what Tim has in store for you next week.

Sandi said...

oh boy can hardly wait to see. hugs

Sandy from Ukiah said...

it's beautiful Sandi.. you are so amazing. Thanks for always sharing your awesome creations. hugs

Vicky said...

Gorgeous cards sweetie love them both, love the butterflies. Hope you have a lovely weekend hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Cheryl said...

oh these are great Hun,love the technique you have used,very effective,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Chris said...

Beautiful Sandi and I love your creative thinking of how to re-create the kraft resist. I'm the same and will have to improvise on this one as I can't get hold of the paper, nothing Tim related seems to stay in our shops for more than a minute!

Carole Beath said...

We can always count on you to create with the best unique techniques....
Carole

ike said...

OMGoodness - totally gorgeous cards. I love that effect and your colour scheme is so beautiful. :-)
I followed you here from Donna's Blog... you said you liked fairy tale pictures - I did one too this week :-) xxxx

DonnaMundinger said...

What I love about you is that you're fearless. You're not afraid to try and fail and usually, even if you don't get the effect you were looking for, you discover something even more wonderful. You're amazing, chickie! IKWYM about shopping locally, though. So frustrating and I hate waiting for shipment (but LOVE getting stuff delivered! LOL) xxD

DonnaMundinger said...

Forgot to say after all that, that these are GORGEOUS! xxD