Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Technique Tuesday - Waxed Paper Resist

Welcome to the first edition of PID's Technique Tuesday!  As you know, every Monday Angie gives us a new challenge theme.  I love to use different techniques (usually backgrounds) in my challenge pieces, and plan to share them with you each week.
Yesterday's challenge was to use text, and here is the ATC I did:

This is what you'll need to get started:
an iron, waxed paper, glossy cardstock, 2 pieces of plain copy paper, a brayer or cosmetic sponge, and the ink pad(s) of your choice
The directions couldn't be simpler.
Lay a piece of copy paper on your ironing susrface.  Put the glossy cardstock on top, glossy side up.
Cut off a piece of waxed paper about the same size as the cardstock.  Crumble it up, then unfold it and place it on top of the cardstock.
Cover the waxed paper with the second sheet of copy paper.  This is to protect your iron.
Using high dry heat, iron over the copy paper, pressing firmly, making sure you've ironed the entire sheet,  This should only take a few seconds.
Remove the glossy cardstock, wait a moment for it to cool, then using either the brayer or cosmetic sponge, cover the entire surface with the ink of your choosing.  Any ink will do, pigment or dye.  Just use your favorite.
Note:   If you're doing several, you'll need to use a fresh piece of waxed paper for each sheet, but you can keep re--using the copy paper.
The areas where the wax stuck to the cardstock will resist the ink.  Here are a few samples I did in different colors:
I think these backgrounds are beautiful and so very easy to do.
Now, here are the details for my ATC:
I used a frame from the Paris sheet, #627,  and inserted some french script in the empty space.
Then I put the lovely Daisy, sheet #675 over top, and mounted it onto an ATC-sized piece of my wax resist background paper.
I hope you'll try this one and let us know how you like it.
PID Design Team

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5 friends said:

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS...THANKS for sharing, Eileen!! I'm thinking a black spooky Halloween background :O)

Chrystal S said...

Oh how cool! And so easy!!! Thanks Eileen. :) Really inspiring...

Elaine A said...

Thanks Eileen -

Love the look this technique gives, kind of like batik. Thank you for sharing.

Elaine Allen

Ann said...

love this look..and I don't have to buy anything new to do it..even better!! thanks for sharing Eileen.

Anonymous said...

Your techniques are awesome.

Nitti (jrmathers@yahoo.com