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



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

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

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

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Elaine
    Margaret x

  5. 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

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

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

  8. 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

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

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

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

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


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