Let’s move on to the dry resist techniques now, shall we? If you recall, that would be the top two examples below.
Beginning with the one on the top right, the versamark without any embossing resists distress inks nicely. Typically, you use a sponge and rub ink over the paper to create a lovely blended color, especially when you combine colors. Versamark by itself resists the distress ink very subtly, but still shows the stamped design clearly. It’s a lovely soft look.
I thought it would work wonderfully with a stamp my exchange student brought with him when he arrived. After stamping it on the paper however, the image just didn’t seem that exciting. Too much softness maybe?
So after fussy cutting out the bid, and stamping again on a piece of kraft cardstock, we’re starting to get a more finished looking piece. The leaves were stamped over a green area of the paper, then fussy cut as well, before they were adhered to the card. A bit of dimensional paint, and a sentiment, and let’s call the card done.
Apparently, I’m really bad at showcasing how gorgeous this paper really is in person. I’ve got a few little pieces of it left, so you’ll probably see it on another card before we’re all done.
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