Monday 11 April 2016

2016 #7 Grow with Me {by Gabrielle Price}

 2016 Topic 7: Resists

Hi everyone Gabrielle from Crafty Thoughts here.

Tonight I'd like to share with you this evening with a post about using Glossy Accents as a resist.

When I was aware we were exploring resists I immediately thought of using embossing powders but then I remembered you can use glue as a resist. I love using Glossy Accents as a glue and I wondered how it would work as a resist.

Step One: I started by making sure I had a baby wipe to hand! Tape your stencil down as you don't want too much 'bleed' and then pool some Glossy Accents on your craft mat. With your finger add the Glossy Accents to the stencil. As soon as you have finished, removed the stencil and wipe clean with the baby wipe as you will not want the Glossy Accents to set!

Step Two: I wanted to create a floral themed project so I added a grassy border on the bottom.

Step Three: I added layers of Ice Blue and Lake Wanaka. When dry I gently 'polished' the Glossy Accents with a baby wipe to remove the paint, sanded the whole piece and then added a reed stamp in the background from EDY18. I forgot to take a photo of the whole piece at this point (was having too much fun!)


Step Four: I stamped out the flowers and the stalks on to dictionary paper and coloured them using watercolour pencils. I used sets EDY17EDY18 and EDY19.



Step Five: I cut out all the flowers, leaves and stalks - for the stalks with leaves I stamped the stalks on to the project and added the cut out the leaves.

Step Six: The final flourishes were to add some stamped accents using White Fire on the circle stamps from EDY17; a few lines of Slate using the side of a palette knife and the sentiment from EDY19.

I loved the way the Glossy Accents emerged from under the painty layers and found the contrast of the white card beneath, and the blue paint, really satisfying. This is a technique I will use again - remembering to clean my stencil straight away!

Gabrielle x
Blog: Crafty Thoughts
Twitter: FreyaTom

Love this resist technique ... Great spring colour combo and love the subtle graduated shading around the centre of the blooms allowing the script to show through. Thanks Gabrielle for sharing your creativity with us. ~Gillian

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Helen said...

I absolutely love this Gabrielle - the glossy resist is just fabulous.

Claire said...

Lovely project - so pretty! X

Julie Lee said...

What a fantastic idea, Gabrielle. I'm definitely going to try this, as I do love Glossy Accents. Really like the flowers on text too. A thoroughly lovely project! xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a lovely project, Gabrielle, the glossy accents make a perfect resist! Love the Darcy flowers!

Lucy x

Mac Mable said...

Would never have thought to use glossy accents as a resist, so thank you for the inspiration. Your project is gorgeous, loving the colours, the layout and the stamping onto the script pages. Great layering and texture, thank you.

Miriam said...

Such a lovely resist and gorgeous project :)

Unknown said...

Smiling - so fun and fresh and SPRING Gabrielle. BEAUTIFUL. XXj.

Kirsten said...

The Glossy Accents resist looks great & the finished project is gorgeous.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Gorgeous! The Glossy Accents make such a great resist and I love all the gorgeous layering too. Lx

pennylopes54 said...

This is really pretty :)

Artmadnana said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Gabrielle. Brilliant pics and step by step too. love it.

Etsuko said...

What a beautiful project Gabrielle!! Great idea of the Glossy Accents resists and love the Darcy's flowers on the text. Wonderful spring atmosphere! xxx

Sarah B said...

a really pretty project - I haven't seen glossy accents used this way, will have to give it a try xx

Anneke said...

Beautiful and inspiring project, love it!

Carolyn said...

Very clever resist technique. Your art always inspires me.

craftytrog said...

Fab technique Gabby! xxx

craftimamma said...

What a beautiful project and great use of the Glossy Accents, Gabrielle. I absolutely love those blue flowers on the book pages. Lovely, lovely result!

Lesley Xx