This morning as I am watching Day 8 of Tim Holtz online course and he is using my favorite mediums, paints and stains, oh my! I loved a resist techique he did with the White Picket Fence Stain, which I do not have, so I let it go, then Gesso popped into mind, now when I am working out a technique in my mind, I have this process of arguing with myself for a while and since Gesso was originally created to give paint a surface to cling to, I was warfing back and forth. I use a product called Leather Like Book Cover, I get it at my paper distributor and it is used mostly a corporate enviornment to do training manuals, proposals, etc. It is basically a treated heavy cover stock and texturized to have a leather like appearance, it comes in white and black and is a semi gloss paper. So I finally decided to try it. So I am calling this a reverse resist because it is the coated paper that is resisting and the gesso is taking in the color. The trick to this is layering of colors and products, I used the stain "Wild Honey" and "Walnut" heat set it and then buffed it, then airbrushed it and buffed and then my final coat was "Barn Red" distress pad. This will be used as a book mark.
This is a side view so you can see the gesso was laid on as heavy as I could go without losing the detail. I am so loving combining my airbrush and copics with the Ranger Stains and Distress Inks, who would have thunk? Hugs