Monday, 4 April 2016

2016 #7 Through The Round Window {by Emma Godfrey}

 2016 Topic 7: Resists

Hi everyone Emma Godfrey here.

Tonight I'd like to share with you this evening with a post about resists.

As a lot of you know, I love embossing powder, so I decided to use a technique that would allow me to create glossy "windows" through to a stamped background. The embossing powder acts as a resist when you colour in the rest of the background.


Step One: Stamp the dragonflies and flowers from Squiggly Ink Tops and Tails 3, Tops and Tails 6 and Squiggly Mini 09 randomly over a piece of Smoothy using Archival Ink Jet Black. I started with the largest dragonfly and worked down in size, finishing with the tiny flower.

Tops and Tails 3

Tops and Tails 6



Squiggly Mini 09


 

Step Two: Sprinkle Infusions over the different areas. I used A Bit Jaded over the open dragonfly, Emerald Isle over the dotty dragonfly, Lemoncello over the swirly dragonfly and the large flower, and Are You Cerise over the tiny flower.  Spray lightly with water to activate the powder.


Step Three: Blot the piece of Smoothy with some kitchen towel. This softens the colours. Dry thoroughly before the next step.



Step Four: Apply a Versamark ink pad through The Crafters Workshop Mini Basic Circles stencil, then heat emboss using WOW Clear Gloss Ultra High embossing powder. Repeat this step a second time - this will give a much smoother finish to your windows.



Step Five: Use Cut'n'Dry foam and Archival Ink Jet Black ink pad to fill in the background. Wipe off any excess ink from the embossed circles. I like that the ink doesn't quite hide all of the original stamping.



Step Six: To accentuate the edge of the windows I used an Extra Fine White Sharpie pen to add a dots all around each of them.



Step Seven: I cut the card into two squares, choosing the bits I liked best. I matted them onto co-ordinating card and a layer of Smoothy, before sticking them to the card blanks. To finish I stamped my greetings (EM20 and EM22) onto Smoothy. Cut them out and stick them onto the cards.



I really enjoyed making these cards. I was originally going to colour in the stamped images with paint, but the Infusions were just asking to be played with - and I love the finished effect of using different colours in one project. I was a little disappointed that the colours appeared slightly duller once the two layers of embossing powder have been added. Maybe next time I'll try it with some translucent embossing paste instead?

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This is gorgeous Emma, love the fun/quirky colourful background using the Infusions and Clear Embossing Powder. The windows look great accentuated with the white highlights. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. ~Gillian

We would love to see how you interpret this Resists topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #7: Resists, on this page HERE.

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22 comments:

Helen said...

Beautiful cards, Emma! Love the black background hinting at the dragonflies and flowers beneath.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fantastic, Emma, a really original resist technique to kick off the theme! I love what you've done with the infusions and the circles stencils and the white pen is a perfect 'Emma' finishing touch,

Lucy x

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a lovely way to use Infusions and to create 'Resist'windows. Beautiful idea! Love it! xx

Craftyfield said...

Lovely cards, I like the window idea. Nice glimpse of the new Infusions too...

JoFY said...

lovely cards & techniques. x

The Forget Me Not Kraft Kabin Sharon Everett said...

Love it Emma! Inspiration to have a play myself 😊

Hazel Agnew said...

Wow, Emma! Love this, it is so different ! Great results and something new to try! X

Miriam said...

Fabulous idea Emma.... and I love your cards

Penny Nuttall said...

Very pretty! And great technique.

margaret said...

Love that idea Emma will certainly have a play soon.

Florence Adam said...

Oh Emma this is so nice your technique !! well done ! beautiful card

craftimamma said...

These are great Emma and I love how the colours are so pretty against the black. The white dots are perfect to accentuate the circles! Lovely cards!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Chris Cresswell said...

I like this resist technique. I love the idea of filling in the negative space to make the infusions colours really pop. Nice one!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

What a stunning project Emma! Love the resists effect and pretty images. xx

rachel said...

This looks so cool...must try to remember this one xx

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

That looks fab!! Live the ultra glossy EP - lucky we are bottling up infusions or they'll be tantrums and hissy fits if we don't release them soon!!!! lol

Jane said...

What a great techique and fab finished cards, thanks for sharing x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Ooooh! Fab technique. Your cards are so stylish. Love those Squigglies to bits. Lx

Steven said...

Love the windows. Great intro to infusions too!

Sarah B said...

Fab idea - would never think of stamping underneath the resist xx

Coco said...

Oh this is gorgeous!! Great idea and fab cards! Thanks for sharing this fun technique, I love embossing powders too so this is something I could love giving a try :) xx

Kirsten said...

I love these! Making the windows with embossing powder was a great idea.

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