Thursday, February 14, 2013

Best wishes - Wax Paper Resist - Sketch Frenzy Friday

Time for another challenge with Sketch Frenzy Friday.
Today I tried a technique I have never tried before - wax paper resist using an embossing folder.  The technique will be explained at the end of the post.
Today's sketch is by Robbie, a sketch that provided me with a bit of a challenge.

2/15/13 Robbie 


I placed the image on its side to accommodate the vertical design of the Vine folder.

Stamps:  Madison Avenue (SAB), Petite Pairs
Inks: Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze
Papers: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP (SAB)
Accessories: Floral Frames framelits, 2 1/2" circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, 1/4" Tangerine Tango satin ribbon (SAB), dimensionals, rhinestone, Vine folder

Here's how the background was created:
1.  Cut a piece of wax paper 1" larger than the embossing folder to be used
2.  Place the wax paper in the embossing folder and run through the Big Shot
3.  Lay the embossed wax paper on a heat resistant surface.
4.  Place a piece of Whisper White card stock on top of the wax paper
5.  Place a protective piece of photocopy paper on top of this
6.  Place an iron on the cotton setting, and run the heated iron making sure the entire surface of the Whisper White cardstock has been ironed.

Now take the Whisper White cardstock that has been next to the wax paper and apply ink to the surface.  The wax paper that has been ironed on it will resist the ink and you will see the pattern of the embossing folder emerging.  In my sample I used various colors of ink to coordinate with the color of the designer paper.

After completing the background, the second smallest floral framelet was used to cut a floral shape.
Then, taking a piece of Island Indigo card stock, a 1 3/4" circle was punched near the middle, and a 2 1/2" circle was punched around it (make sure all sides are even).  The resultant punched out circle was attached to the wrong side of the embossed/inked paper around the floral shape.  I used tombo glue.

On a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the leaves of the Madison Ave stamp in Gumball Green, leaving space above it for the flower.  On a scrap piece of Whisper White, stamp the flower in Tangerine Tango and die cut using the smallest of the Floral framelit.  Then attach it above the leaves and stem with a dimensionals.  The center of the flower was stamped with Island Indigo and punched out with a 3/4" circle punch and attached to the center of the flower with a dimensionald.  A rhinestone in the middle completed the flower.
This piece of Whisper White was centered in the cut out Floral shape and attached with tombo
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