How to use your stencils in a very gorgeous resist technique?
This second background has been made of the leftovers of one of the steps, yes, really!
Here you are, following the steps in the process:
Start with a piece of scrapbook paper. the size of what it will have to be in the end. You can choose any color, with or without script, it doesn’t even have to be pretty! This is a gorgeous way to use all your scrapbook paper you wouldn’t use otherwise!!
When the background is dry, cover the background with some ordinary printer paper, and iron over it, allowing the heat embossing to melt, and soak into the paper, whilst removing the acrylic paint that’s on top of the heat embossing as well. Remove the paper from the background..(keep this for a second background!!)
This is what it will look like: a bit grungy, vintagy, revealing the scrapbook paper’s colors!!
At this stage you might have thought of using more colorful paper might be another option! Yes, the sky is the limit with this technique… also using a different stencil is giving endless possibilities of course!
Adhere the printer paper from the previous step to some sturdy paper to get a second background, which looks like this after sponging it with distress inks. The heat embossing /acrylic paint acts as a resist!
This is what I’ve made with these two backgrounds.
For both I stamped the flower image onto a separate piece of cardstock and cut it out. I also stamped a script stamp onto the background before I adhered the flower to the background.
A close-up of the background, I LOVE it!
Hope you like it! Till next time!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member
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