Resist Techniques

Resist Techniques

Today, we’re going to start a series of four cards that all begin with resist techniques using versamark ink. Below, you can see four samples. The top two are dry techniques, and the bottom two are wet techniques. The two on the right use versamark as a resist. The two on the left use versamark that has been embossed with clear embossing powder.

Comparing wet and dry resist techniques ||

The wet techniques started with two pieces of paper, one stamped with versamark alone, and the other stamped with versamark, and then sprinkled with clear embossing powder, which was then heated after the excess was shaken off the paper. Next, a thin layer of iridescent medium was painted on both papers, and then a water color wash was added at one end to attempt an ombre effect. The ombre effect didn’t really work on either card. (I’ll have to explore that more to find a technique that works.) But you do get a good comparison of how wet techniques work with resist techniques. With versamark alone, you get very subtle texture, as you can see below.

wet versamark only technique ||

We’ll take a look at the other techniques later this week. Let’s use up this paper for today.

grow yourself ||

In addition to the very subtle resist pattern, a veggie themed text stamp was stamped over the background as well, once again providing a barely discernible texture to the background. A few stickers and a stamped addition to an Amy Tangerine sentiment finishes this card off quickly.

Verdict? I’m not planning on using a wet technique with versamark alone again. Too subtle a texture for me. What do you think?

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What do you think?