Friday, August 9, 2013

Using Watercolor Resist


how to water color resist embossing
how to by Jean Martin

I love Distress Inks and Markers. They have so many applications and uses. One of my favorites is to use them as watercolor inks. They react to water so well that they're perfect for what I have for you today. Watercolor resist! Start by picking out stamps to use as background patterns.  You'll also be needing some watermark ink, embossing powder and a heat tool.

how to water color resist embossing

You're going to stamp the design using the watermark ink on a small strip of cardstock.  The size of the cardstock will vary depending on your project.  Using white embossing powder will allow the design to pop and stand out a bit more.  Remember, embossing pens are our friends!  If you miss anything with the stamp, you can always use an embossing pen to touch it up.

how to water color resist embossing

Grab a nice craft mat for this part

how to water color resist embossing

how to water color resist embossing

Using your heat gun to dry the ink between color layers is definitely recommended.  Doing this will ensure the colors do not run together.  You want the finished effect to be sharp.

how to water color resist embossing

That's it!  It's a simple technique that leaves impressive results.  Use the stamped image to add interest to your card, scrapbook layout page, place setting - or any creative project.  

I decided to make a card with varying layers using mine.  

how to water color resist embossing

water resist

There you go! Watercolor resist using Distress Inks and Markers. Why don't you give it a try? :) Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back again soon with another tutorial for you!

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