Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pencil & Ink Resist Technique

I want to share a new technique I came up with last week...I was over at my friend's house with the ladies from Texana Designs Team and we had a stamping play-day. I tried to limit myself to bring just one bag of supplies for the day, so I was having to improvise a little. :)

I didn't bring many pattern paper scraps with me, and I was working on a card that begged for some patterns, so I played around with my supplies and came up with a fun new technique. I'm calling it "Pencil & Ink Resist".

To begin with, I drew some patterns on some white cardstock with a white colored pencil. I drew polka dots on one piece and a plaid design on the other. Then I took two colors of Distress inkpads and applied them directly to paper over the patterns I had drawn. The dye ink covered the paper completely except where my colored pencil lines were. I used a baby wipe to remove the excess ink from my colored pencil lines and was left with some beautiful patterns!
The next step was to stamp on the patterns. I didn't have my StazOn inkpad with me, but I used my Memento Black instead, and the pencils semi-resisted that ink also. It gave it a distressed look, but if I wanted solid black lines, I would use the StazOn next time. Overall, I love the way these patterns turned out!

I used my copic markers to color in the mason jar stamped image. The saying reminded me of sweet tea and I think it's really cool to see mason jars used as glasses, so here is my Mason Jar full of "sweet tea":
It's hard to tell in this picture, but the jar highlights have glossy accents on them to make it look more "glass-like". I also had left my baker's twine at home and was really wanting a pop of red color around the jar, so I wrapped a piece of white string around a piece of cardstock and used one of my copic markers to create red stripes. This is a great way to create customized baker's twine colors. Here's my finished card:

Supplies Used:
Texana Designs stamps: TD031 Everything is “sweet” in Texas, TX019 Mason Jar, FR008 Rectangle
Bazzill Cardstock: Tan, Red
Georgia Pacific Cardstock: White
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger: Distress Inkpads (Crushed Olive, Peacock Feathers, Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy); Glossy Accents
Copic Markers: BG10, C1, E31, E33, E37, R29
Making Memories: White Scrapbook Stitches
Prismacolor: White Colored Pencil
Fiskars: Border Punch (Scalloped Sentiment)
Foam Tape


KALDesign said...

Love everything about the card!!!! I am looking forward to trying your new technique for myself.

Texana Designs said...

Love! Love! Love! Posted on Texana Designs blog today! I'm so happy you are on my team!