Friday, 22 April 2011

A New Challenge at The Stampman

Is it really only Easter, it feels more like the height of July with this wonderful heatwave we are having. It's so hard to drag myself indoors to actually do a bit of crafting these days.

Over at The Stampman it's time for a new challenge and I have the honour of hosting this time and our theme is RESIST. Hubby quipped, "does that mean you have to resist chocolate?" He thinks he's hilarious!!

No, we want you to have a play with a resist technique and here's my design project.

There are so many variations, the possibilities are endless but to give you some ideas this is the resist technique I used and it's one of my favourites.

I learnt this from the main man of craft Sir Tim but it's very simple and uses white acrylic paint as the resist.

Liberally cover your stamp with white acrylic paint and stamp in the normal way. Please remember to wash the stamp straight away. If the paint dries you'll never get it off!!

Leave the stamped image to dry thoroughly. You can use a heat gun but don't heat too closely or the paint bubbles.

Rub over various colours of distress ink using cut and dry foam. Make sure you use a good depth of colour so that the resist shows up nicely on the finished project.

Buff the painted image with a soft cloth to wipe off any excess ink.

You can then decorate your background in any way you want to. I used a tag and over stamped the painted swirl with walnut stain distress ink before adding a dragonfly from Kay Carley's lovely Daisy Daydreams stamps, painted with Cosmic Shimmer watercolour paint and a Woodware gold curly clip.

I had a play with embossed resist some time ago and you can see the results here, with a link to the original tutorial.

The rest of the Design Team have created some wonderful projects and have links to other great tutorials too so pop over and have a look at some other ideas before you start playing with your paints, inks and powders.

Don't forget The Stampman offer a £10 voucher for the winner so don't resist our challenge and get entering.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Easter Weekend. I hope the Easter bunny is very generous to you all.


mustavcoffee said...

Such a gorgeous tag, love the colours you chose, have a wonderful weekend:0) xxx

Michelle said...

A fabulous tag made with a great technique Lisa. Not surprised you are struggling to craft when the weather and your garden are so lovely. I came home and sowed some seeds after being with you the other day!

Have a lovely Easter weekend
x Michelle

Jill said...

Oooh gorgeous technique there Lisa, love resist embossing, so I must try that one!

Weather is lovely here too, though I am inside trying to catch up on DT stuff!! DH is planting outside planting up the sweetcorn!

Happy Easter. Jill x

Lisa Jane said...

wow this is beautiful.. what a great technique .. and i love the colours and the butterfly.
Have a great Easter weekend
Lisa x

Emma said...

One word...gorgeous!!
Love all the colours you've used and the resist technique works so well on this tag! It's beautiful, Lisa! :)
Hope you have a lovely Easter!
Love Emma xxx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

A brilliant tag .. .. thanks for your little tutorial.

I will have to go and look at all the other techniques.

The weather has been gorgeous hasn't it. I hope this isn't summer!!!

Enjoy the rest of your Easter break.

Love Jules xx

Kathy said...

Absolutely stunning, Lisa
Hope you are having a wonderful Easter

Lynda said...

Thanks so much for showing us how to do that spectacular background Lisa - what a stunning tag! Hope you're having a great Easter weekend. I commented earlier today that it feels like the middle of Summer not April! I think it snowed one April not long back - what's happening lol.

Love Lynda xxx


Love the "resist" jokes Lisa, and I love this beautiful tag - the colours are fabulous. Hope you have a happy Easter Sunday with LOTS of choccie eggs!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Lesley said...

Beautiful tag Lisa! I haven't done the resist technique for a while so might have a go at this one! xx

Lesley said...

Lovely tag. I just love the effect arcylic has when stamping.

Sue said...

This is beautiful Lisa, it's amazing how you have made acrylic paint look so delicate x

Kay Carley said...

Love this Lisa!! The white acrylic paint provides such a great resist doesn't it. I'll have to try this out once I'm feeling able!!

Thanks so much for using one of my dragonflies!! xx

Lin said...

Stunning. Loved the tutorial. I never would have thought of stamping with acrylic paint, but it works so beautifully here. Love the colours and the dragonfly is just perfect.

Lin xx