Sunday, 16 March 2014

Masking Take 2 ....

I decided to leave the water colouring and the iron-off embossing to create another card using another technique that involves ironing!!  

This time I masked off a rectangle on my card front, then scrunched up a piece of waxed paper and ironed it onto the card in the maxed area.  If you try this technique remember to place a piece of paper between the iron and the wax paper or you make a big mess on your iron - don't ask me how I found out!  Then using distress inks I coloured the area - the wax acts as a resist, a bit like the embossing does in the other technique.  I then ironed it again to remove most of the wax residue so that I could stamp on top.  Here it is:


You can see the textured effect you get with this technique
I'd like to see if the wax provides enough of a resist to use water colours with  but I'm going to save that excitement for another day.

I seem to be obsessed with entering challenges at the moment.  It will therefore not be a surprise to know that I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Less is More - Masking or Stencilling
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes

For this card I used:
Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks
Clearly Besotted Dandelion Dreams Stamp Set
Waxed Paper
Card Stock

Enjoy!

13 comments:

  1. What a cool technique. I love how it turned out and the stamped image really suits the colours you have chosen.
    Cheers, Dianne

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  2. this is stunning
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

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  3. Beautiful and a great technique, brill results, well done :D x

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous Elaine
    Margaret x

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  5. I do totally love your card...

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  6. Great job with this technique, Elaine! I had forgotten all about this one. I love it, love the colors with the perfect image/sediment. It's a winner in my book! Thank you for joining the challenge at ATSM!! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Love the card especially the texture you created with the waxed paper.

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  8. Love the effect you created using the wax paper. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

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  9. Swoon....what a gorgeous effect you got with this technique. It's absolutely stunning. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M

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  10. Ooh what a gorgeous background Elaine! Love the dandelion stamp too...
    Thanks for taking the Less is More Challenge this week
    Anne
    (Guest commenter LIM)

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  11. Such fun. Try using a tea-light as resist too - it works really effectively.
    Rosey x

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  12. Such a beautiful card Elaine and so striking. Love how you've used that delightful Clearly Besotted Dandelion Dreams stamp. x

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  13. Wow it's just fabulous Elaine :) Viv xx

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