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Magical Resist Technique

Wow she seriously looks hung over or all the worlds troubles are on her shoulders. How many of us have looked like that at some time or another?? Her mum looks as if she is writing a little note to cheer her up!! My mind certainly gets imaginative when I make something but I adore the image which you can find here that I just had to use it.

Love challenges because they remind you to do things that you haven’t done for ages or you have forgotten about them. Fashionable Stamping have the theme this fortnight of “Can U Resist”. We have Fliss to thank for this challenge and for making me nudge my brain about resist terchniques.

Wax paper was used for this technique which I haven’t done in ages!! Who also remembers doing this from their school days when wax paper was so readily available … ehh not with embossing folders just by scrunching the paper in your hand!!

Embossed a piece of wax paper with an A4 Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Garden Lattice. (When you break the fibers of the wax paper it enables you to use as a resist.) Sandwiched it between two pieces of cardstock (works better on glossy or satin) placed a piece of copy paper over the top then ironed. It makes the most delicious background but you can’t see it until you add some ink. Ink used was Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Vintage Photo. Gently blended the colours over the top and then like magic the embossing begins to appear.

The stamped sentiments came from a Dyan Reaveley Quintessential Quotes set. Both ladies are from Flonzcrafts you can find one above and the other here . “Just A Note” is an Anita’s stamp from Docrafts, ladies face on the tag is a Creative Expressions stamp. The postcard with the flowers from Crafty Individuals was stamped onto a die cut envelope, added a tag inside and also one on the outside. In the right hand corner a PaperArtsy mini stamp was used called French Script.

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17 Responses to “Magical Resist Technique”

  1. Irene Chillman says:

    Great piece of work, love all the stamping. She looks like she is saying to herself ‘ I shouldn’t of had that last glass of wine.’ I know that feeling all to often.
    Have a good Sunday.
    Irene xx

  2. Anne R says:

    That resist technique makes a fabulous background on your beautiful card Shirl, I really must give that a try. Love your chosen colours too and the sentiment is brilliant. Hugs, Anne x

  3. Margie D says:

    Great composition and I love that background effect Shirl – its one I haven’t tried before so I might just give this a go. Margie x

  4. Brenda Brown says:

    Fabulous Shirley, I remember wax crayons and pencils crayons trying resist techniques and scratched pictures as a child, we didn’t have much else then did we? lol. Love the story that goes with your fab images and beautifully designed card.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  5. Meggymay says:

    Loved reading your post Shirley and the prompt for the use of wax paper. Its a gorgeous card and a super quote.

  6. Buttons says:

    Love the way this resist technique has allowed the detail of the embossing folder to shine through. And yes, in answer to your question on my last post, the University of Surrey is the one next to the cathedral in Guildford and the exam board AQA still have a building there! Small world eh? Hugs, Jenny x

  7. Silvia says:

    Shirley, such a wonderful piece of art. Love the colors and all the layers.

  8. Shirley says:

    Beautiful !!! Love the background design, the technique sounds interesting, I should give it a try ! Have a fabulous day, Shirleyx

  9. Fliss says:

    This is beautiful Shirley. The background looks amazing and I love the pretty soft colours. A fabulous combination of elements on your creation too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  10. Dot says:

    Hi Shirley…It might be a surprise to you, but I have never heard of this technique lol. It sounds awesome!!! I love how there looks like a story unfolding…one person sending a message to another who is a little lost. Pretty awesome Shirley!
    Dot x

  11. Buttons says:

    Back again to say thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner with this. Hugs, Jenny x

  12. Anne R says:

    Hi Shirl, I am back too to say thanks so much for joining in our Forgotten Things Challenge at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Anne x

  13. Avril says:

    The background on this looks fabulous, had forgotton all about this technique!
    Great combination of images used and the perfect quote for your story.
    Avril xx

  14. Terry says:

    She does look a bit on the serious side, but very irresistible! Sorry, I could not help myself! Shirley, this is truly beautiful and I love the “resist” effect and feel the urge to play with waxed paper now! Big Hugs!

  15. Joanna says:

    Oh Shirley this is just gorgeous! I’ve never heard about this trick with the wax paper and it sounds so much fun! And the result is stunning! Have a fabulous weekend xxx

  16. die amelie says:

    Such a delicate make! Love the wax paper technique and the stamping!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  17. butterfly says:

    Wow – that’s such a cool-sounding technique, and the results are absolutely beautiful. Love all the stamping too – a really lovely vintage card. Those two little tags are enchanting. Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x
    (I keep missing stuff here… I’m signing up for the emails!!)

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