Sunday, 6 November 2016

'Resistance' at Unstampabelles!!

It's time for this month's challenge at Unstampabelles. This time we would like to see some 'Resistance' with  the optional twist of .....explain your method of resistance. We had lots of great entries for last month's challenge 'out of your Comfort Zone' and the winners will be coming up on the challenge blog shortly.

I haven't tried any resistance work so this was a bit like last time's challenge....out of my comfort zone!! But I do like a challenge so eventually with a little, well a lot really, of great ideas from Susan, our inspirational leader I took the plunge. Here is the result.

I began with some art paper which was bonded. Then using some white oil pastels  I scribbled over it. Then I spray it with three different colour of fabric paint and then brushed it lightly with a fan paint brush.
oil pastels
The three colours of spray paint I used.
This was the result. It did dry very quickly which was great as once I get going I like to just get on with the idea. Mainly because if not I'd forget what I'd planned!! Old age is a bummer!! As you can see it did bend a little but with some gentle persuasion it soon became flat enough to work with. I then embossed it with an embossing folder.
I had recently cut out some fancy frames so I played around with those til I found one in a pinky peach colour which I thought looked OK with these colours. I placed it over the background and then on to A4 white card stock, landscape orientation.
I needed a 'Thank You card' so again looking through my snippets I found some green in a similar shade to the background. I cut it out with a die and placed it on the card but it just blended in to the background......not good! So I went looking for a colour similar to the frame. Finding the right shade took me an age I might tell you!! Eventually I found a piece and cut this out placing it on top of the green from earlier to create a shadow effect. Finally some gems were added..... Et Voila finished!!
So thinking caps on and let's see what you come up with. These are some of Susan's ideas for resist work.
OK Resistance - THINK BACKGROUNDS FIRST: there are many ways to get a resist effect: for example, waxy crayons and paint or inks on a background; candle used to draw or through a stencil will give a similar effect; embossing and paint or ink - you can do this through a stencil or draw your own lines to be embossed; colourless blender with alcohol inks can create a resist; bleach stamping can be turned around and you can draw and paint and then use bleach or water to remove colour. sprays with a negative stencil is a type of resist; masking fluid splattered or painted on will give a great resist for inks and watercolour paints. Any background papers can then be die cut and used as needed for embellies etc. You can use an embossing folder smeared with Versacolour ink and then with brush with chalks or pearls; or emboss with embossing powder and then paint or ink over it.
So lots of great ideas to get your imagination going. As usual there's a great prize on offer donated by Susan.
It's a fab die and embossing folder. Now who wouldn't want to win these!! So generous!
Thank you all for visiting and I hope I've at least inspired you to pop over to Unstampabelles (link in sidebar) to see what the rest of the team have created. Now I know can't Resist!!!
Your comments are always appreciated. Thank You!

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