Well, it is time for another Technique Tuesday! I have been playing around with this technique recently to share it with my stamp clubs, so here is a little info on how to do these neat techniques: Wax Paper Resist and Wax Paper Emboss Resist
Wax Paper Resist: is a great way to create some interesting backgrounds using wax paper, glossy card stock, an iron, brayer, and ink. Crinkle up a piece of ordinary wax paper from your kitchen drawer and then smooth it back out. Lay the wax paper onto a piece of glossy card stock (glossy side against the wax paper), and cover with a piece of scratch paper (don’t forget this step or your iron will be covered in wax!). Next use an iron set on high (with no steam) and rub over the paper. This will transfer the wax from the wax paper to the glossy paper. *Glossy paper seems to give a more impressive look, you can use regular White or Vanilla card stock, however I think that the Glossy card stock (p.160) works a little better. After the glossy paper has cooled and dried, use a brayer to apply ink over the entire surface of the glossy paper. The ink will stick to the paper, but not the wax. Wipe over the glossy paper with a paper towel to remove any ink from the waxed areas. You may also use a sponge to apply the ink or just rub the ink pad directly over the card stock. This creates a unique and interesting background that will be different every time you do it.
This card shows the same technique on the Easter Eggs. I used a sponge to add the ink to the glossy card stock and this allowed me to use two colors on the larger eggs. I stamped the egg outline afterwards with Stazon Ink and cut them out with my paper snips. I used the retired stamp set, A Good Egg, on this card.
Now that you have seen the Wax Paper Resist technique, I’d like to show you another technique which is just a slight variation of this same idea. Wax Paper Emboss Resist: This technique also creates a great background using wax paper, glossy card stock, an iron, ink, AND an embossing folder. Emboss a piece of wax paper in an embossing folder using the Big Shot. You may need to add a card stock shim to the layers while running it through the Big Shot to make sure that you get the best impression on the wax paper. Next follow the same directions, as above: Layer the glossy card stock, embossed wax paper, and scratch paper on either side to protect the work surface and the iron. Iron over the paper, using high heat and no steam. Once the wax is transferred onto the glossy card stock, allow to cool, and then apply ink (with a brayer, sponge, or direct to paper method) to the glossy card stock. Wipe with a paper towel to remove ink from the waxed areas. The more ink you add the more defined the image will appear.
This card was CASED from Patsy Waggoner’s blog, Stamps to die for!. I really did not change anything (just deleted the sentiment), since it is a fabulous example of this technique and uses several of the Sale-a-bration items too. She also has a nice video to show this technique, so you may want to watch that also. I used the Vine Street embossing folder, the Madison Ave. stamp set, and the Sycamore St. ribbons & button pack from the Sale-a-bration brochure. I also used the smallest framelit from the Floral Frames Framelits (p.191) to cut out the flower on this card….it matches perfectly. AND, I used my Tangerine Tango marker to color the white Baker’s Twine (p.172) before threading it through the button. That is a great tip…..you can make your White Baker’s twine any color you want by just coloring it with a marker!!
I used the same technique on this card with the Chevron embossing folder (p.189). I used the Clockworks stamp set (p.105), and the Made for You stamp set (p.44). I added Crystal Effects (p.177) to the clock face to give it a neat glossy dimensional look. The Natural’s Trim Ribbon (p.20 in the Spring Catalog) was the final addition to this nice masculine card.
This card features the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (p.189) for the Wax Paper Emboss Resist technique. I then used Stazon ink to add the bold images from the Flowering Flourishes stamp set (p.121) overtop of the technique. I used the Secret Garden stamp set and Framelits bundle (p.17 in the Spring Catty) and the Vintage Verses from the Sale-a-bration brochure. I cut the sentiment out with the label framelit from the Apothecary Accents Framelits (p.191). Finally, a few rhinestones to add a little bling….and there is a gorgeous card with lots of beautiful details.
This card uses the Lacy Brocade embossing folder (p.36 in the Spring catty) for the Wax Paper Emboss Resist piece. I added the Tea for Two DSP (p.3 in the Spring catty) as an accent banner, and the Oh, Hello stamp set (p.4 in the Spring catty) as the focal image. I used the Oval Framelits (p.4 in the Spring catty) and the Labels Collection Framelits (p.191) to cut the layers on the focal image. Finally, I added some Flower Trim (p.5 in the Spring catty) and a couple leaves cut with the Bird Builder punch (p.185).
This is my last card to share with you today. I did the same technique using the Lacy Brocade embossing folder again, however this time I did NOT use glossy card stock. I used Whisper White card stock on this sample. It still has that interesting background, but without the glossy appearance. The design is a little less defined also, from the previous card, however I still think it has a great look and almost a little more of a vintage feel, perhaps. You may want to give that a try too, and see what you like best. I think it is just another option for this great technique. I also used the Vintage Verses on this card, and the Feeling Sentimental stamp set from the Sale-a-bration brochure. I used an Oval punch (p.184) layered on a piece cut with the Lots of Tags Sizzlits (p.191) for the sentiment. The bike image was stamped 3 times in succession without reinking to give this gradient type image…..that is yet another technique for another day!!
Well, thanks for stopping by and checking out today’s technique. Go raid your kitchen drawer, grab some wax paper, grab your iron, and give it a try…you will love it!