Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Double (and triple) layer resist

Over at TwoPeas, Jennifer McGuire continues her Holiday Thinking Inking classes.  One of the techniques she teaches us this week is called double layer resist: stamping with versamark on glossy white paper to begin, then adding distress ink in a lighter color, stamping a 2nd image in versamark and adding a darker ink on top of that.  So that's what I tried on these cards:


For the first one I stamped small snowflakes all over the glossy paper, then sponged on tumbled glass distress ink.  After heating to make sure it was dried, I stamped a large snowflake several times and sponged over faded jeans distress ink, again heating to dry it.  Then I overstamped the script here and there in faded jeans.  The trees were white embossed on white glossy cardstock, sponged with peeled paint distress ink and then dipped in glitter.

Supplies: white glossy and matte paper, Hero Arts CG100 Snowflake Circle, CL234 Winter's Butterfly (large snowflake), LP123 Artistic Windows, CL459 Merry Christmas Trees, CL343 Holiday Sayings, versamark, tumbled glass, faded jeans, peeled paint distress inks, prisma glitter, punched snowflake


On this one I tried the same technique and did 3 layers, using the flourish background and tumbled glass for the first layer, the same big snowflake and faded jeans for the second, and a couple smaller snowflakes and dusty concord ink for the third layer.  I popped the negative image of a diecut snowflake (overstamped with script) over a blue cardstock square, and centered that over the inked background.

Supplies: white glossy and blue cardstocks, Hero Arts CG119 Flourish Background,  CL234 Winter's Butterfly, CL462 Magic of Christmas (smaller snowflakes), CL460 Joy to All (sentiment),S4878 Old Letter Writing, versamark, tumbled glass, faded jeans, dusty concord distress inks, sizzix snowflake die, snowflake punch, button, embroidry thread

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful inky goodness here Lin. Love the soft purple on the second card!

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  2. Beautiful touches to both cards, wow, that is a whole lot of inking going on! I love the shiny layers showing thru on each background!

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  3. i love the beautiful winter night sky in your first card, Lin. so so so beautiful!

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  4. ahhh... yes, i see you are enjoying those lovely blues, too, lin! lovely cards! a beautiful job with the technique!

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  5. These cards are so impossibly gorgeous, Lin! Jennifer's tutorial certainly gave you the perfect inspiration...I'm so impressed!
    blessings...

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  6. What a beautiful effect you've achieved, Lin! Love the yummy blues!

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  7. both cards are wonderful and show the technique to perfection. The blues in the distress inks are so lovely.

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  8. These are both gorgeous, Lin! Beautiful designs and I love the wonderful effect you have achieved using this technique!

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  9. Beautiful inking, Lin! Lovely colours!

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  10. These cars is so amazing. Beautiful layering. Love the blue colors.

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  11. Gorgeous cards! Love the layers of colors and images. Beautiful!

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  12. these a so beautiful! I haven't had a chance to try this weeks projects yet, but you have certainly made me want to try this technique. I only hope mine turn out as beautiful as yours.

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  13. Great cards Lin, I have had trouble viewing the tutorial this week it keeps stopping. After seeing these beauties I am going back to have another try!
    Sallyx

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  14. these are so pretty Lin love them :) :) :) :) :) :)

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  15. How fabulous! That first card with the trees is to die for...your technique is perfect! I have never tried that before - it looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

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