December 2013: Resist

Our December Technique Challenge is RESIST!!  Annette W. sent in a wonderful tip that I will copy here for you to read again:

If you have leftover wax or a white crayon, interesting resists can result.

Some ideas:

Stamp a bold image in a light color (tint).
Swipe the wax candle or crayon across the image in 3-5 swipes.
Stamp the bold image again 2/3 on the existing image and 1/3 to the side in a medium shade of the same color.
Swipe the wax or crayon again.
Stamp the bold image again in a dark color so that the image is stamped on the 2 previous image and on unstamped card stock.

Example:

Use yellow, orange, and red
Or pale blue, medium green, dark blue.

This is a really fun technique because the image is supposed to be stamped slightly off the other images so that the effect is a light, medium, and dark result plus the 3 colors layered toward the center.

Have fun.  Oh, other crayon colors will work and give still more varied results.

In her tip she talked about using leftover wax or white crayon.  But since then Lindsay W., another OSA member came up with an absolutely great video of Resist using wax paper.  You can see that video here:

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Then Annette was kind enough to send pictures with instructions on ways to do resist that are below:

White crayon, candles and straightedge

White crayon, candles and straightedge

1.  White crayon, 2 candles and a straight-edge

Draw lines or squiggles with white crayon or candle

Draw lines or squiggles with white crayon or candle

2.  Draw lines or squiggles with the white crayon or candle.

Diagonal white wax crayon lines

Diagonal white wax crayon lines

3.  Diagonal white/wax crayon lines.

Card made with wax resist

Card made with wax resist

4.  Card made with the wax resist.  The Horse and words were heat embossed.  When you heat the pigment ink (on the horse) it will also heat the wax and the embossing powder will stick.

She also showed pictures of melting wax in an aluminum pan, dipping your stamp in the thin coating of the hot wax, stamping the wax onto the card stock to make a beautiful card:

Cover bottom of pan completely with thin coat of wax

Cover bottom of pan completely with thin coat of wax

Here is the card she made with melting the wax in a pan:

Card using pan to melt wax

Card using pan to melt wax

For her blue dots, she melted blue candles and dripped them onto the paper.  She then stuck it in the freezer to harden the dots.

Another way you can do the resist with a white crayon is to stamp an image (like a lighthouse).  Then color in the center of the lighthouse with a white crayon.  Then use your roller and roll over the entire card stock.  Then wipe off the ink that is sitting on top of the white crayon and you’ll see the center of your lighthouse stayed white.  It is cool!

So go out there and give it a try.  Have fun!!

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