Hi! I will never forget the first time I did the resist technique mannnnnnnnnny years ago. It was like magic! Since then, I have discovered many more types of resist and have shared them in videos. However, today I am pulling my five favorites together to share with you.
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Here are five of my favorite resist techniques:
“Traditional resist” is the most magical… creating smooth, soft images surrounded by color. For this technique, you need glossy cardstock or a coated cardstock, such as Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper… along with Versamark and dye ink.
Using Versamark Ink, I stamped several images from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero May Kit onto Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper. After heat setting it completely, I applied a generous amount of blue dye ink on top and wiped away the excess. The Versamark resists the ink and leaves soft images. Such a pretty look!
I added a Hero Arts My Monthly Hero May Kit die cut frame along with a few extra leaves and pearls.
BLACK INK RESIST
Another form of resist is “trapped” resist. This involves clear heat embossing over paper to trap color underneath… before applying a black ink on top.
I started by applying a rainbow of Distress Ink to white cardstock. I then clear heat embossed images from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero May Kit on top. Finally, I applied black ink over the images – covering it completely – before wiping away the excess. The embossing powder resists the black ink and allows the colors to show through. You can apply any color over the embossing but black is makes a big impact.
I added a simple die cut frame around the inking using a Hero Arts Nesting Rounded Rectangle Die.
Any heat embossed image will resist many types of markers, inks, and paints applied over them. I always find embossed resist techniques with white powder the most impressive.
For this card, I white heat embossed images from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero May Kit on white cardstock. I then pressed a Hero Arts Ombre Reactive Spring Day Ink Pad directly onto the images… covering it completely with ink. After wiping away the excess ink, I added drips of water. (This ink reacts with water and gives pretty results.) The white embossing stays bright white.
I again added a Hero Arts My Monthly Hero May Kit die cut frame and a few more added leaves. Although it is detailed, it comes together quickly.
Here is another example using embossed resist with white embossing powder. This time I applied a light bit of dye ink on top with Tim Holtz Distress Blending Brushes.
I really like the look of the soft inking using the brushes.
WHITE INK RESIST
For a soft resist look, I like to use white pigment ink for the images.
After stamping images from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero May Kit with Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink on white cardstock, I heat set it completely. I then applied Distress Ink (you can use other dye inks, too) generously over the stamping. The white ink somewhat resists the ink on top, giving soft results. I love this for backgrounds!
For the softest resist look, I like to use Versamark Ink. For my card, I created my own feather stamp from white craft foam using the Hero Arts Feather Die. I stamped it with Versamark Ink on white cardstock and heat set it completely. The image will disappear! I then applied a heavy amount of Distress Ink over it. The Veramark resists the ink a bit… leaving a ghost-like image.
For the background of this card, I used the gorgeous new Hero Arts Papel Picado Confetti Die and added pearls. I created the sentiment using the Hero Arts Hello Die and a stamp from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero May Kit.
Looking to learn more about resist techniques? Check these videos out:
- Traditional Resist Video
- Black Ink Resist Video
- White Pigment Ink Resist Video
- Embossed Resist with Watercolor Video
- Versamark Resist Video
This post is part of a blog hop showcasing the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero May Kit. This kit has a large stamp set, many AWESOME dies, a stencil, and more! The kit value is $74… but only costs $34.99! You can see all the details HERE. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. And they sell out fast! The stamps and dies are not sold separately. (Remember that Hero Arts does have a subscription option with FREE US shipping and $9.99 international shipping in case you never want to miss out on a kit. Find out info HERE.)
HERE is the kit. All this is valued at $74, but costs under $35…
There are also many great new products available that coordinate with the kit. Worth checking out! You can find them all HERE.
The next stop on the hop is the blog of one of my favorite cardmakers – Nichol Spohr. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Hero Arts Blog.)
Hero Arts is giving away a kit to a lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the blogs in the hop by 11:59pmEST on 5/13/18. (To leave a comment, head to my blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be shared on the Hero Arts Blog. Hero Arts will reimburse the winner if they already bought the kit.)
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