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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Serene Silhouettes & Petite Pairs

Today I am going to share with you a very fun and easy technique. You remember the waxed paper technique?  It's the one where you took waxed paper and scrunched it up tightly and then flattened it out.  Then you placed it between two pieces of glossy card stock and iron it.  The wax transfers to the card stock.  Next you color it with ink and a sponge or dauber.  This technique is called Textured Wax Resist.  I saw this at Patty Bennet's site.  

My card is VERY similar to her card as far as the background and the image goes. My layout is a bit different and I also used another technique on my card.  I used the "Thumping" technique on the flowers.  That is where you take you marker and tap it on the rubber.  You hold the marker like a drum stick and let it bounce off the rubber.  It's quick, fun and easy to do.  And it makes a very pretty looking image.  You can use multiple colors of markers for thumping too but start out with the lightest color and do darker as you go.  

The words on my card are from the "Petite Pairs" set.  One of the few sets you can still stamp out using the 1-1/4" circle punch.  

When you do a card like this, remember that once you stamp your image you can huff on it and stamp one more image off it. It's going to be lighter but it's still pretty and usable!  I'm not a big fan of the "Direct to Rubber" technique.  That is where you color right on the rubber with markers, chalks or watercolor pencils.  Then you huff or mist it and then stamp.  I think it takes a lot more time that I like to invest in it so that is why I do a second image.  Why waste that ink you spent so much time adding?  

Have fun with this technique!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

bensarmom said...

Wanda, this is so pretty. I am putting it where I can find it to try soon. thanks for sharing this.