Monday, June 18, 2012

Tropical Toucans with a "Tangled" Resist Background

Hello and Happy MONDAY at Viva Las Vegastamps!!! Susan here to share a resist technique using the new "TANGLED" stamps by artist Sandra Strait from Plate #1427.

For my card I am also using Two Toucans on a Branch #8829 stamp. 

I stamped this twice on a piece of Kromecote, a Glossy Cardstock also available at Viva Las Vegastamps! This glossy paper really makes your image pop! 

I needed to use this glossy coated stock to use with the Ranger Resist Ink Pad. I tried the resist ink with the woven and the bamboo tangles from Plate #1427 and the results are completely different.

Start by mounting rubber and inking up with the resist ink.

After stamping onto Kromecote cardstock, heat set until completely dry.

**A NOTE** Be careful when handling Kromecoat.
Your fingerprints will act as a resist ink for this technique.

I applied ink using a brayer and the magic happens.

After fully covering with ink, gently rub with a paper towel and high gloss shine will return. If you would like deeper coloring, you can apply a second layer by repeating process.

This is a detail view of the resist area which remains white. This resembles a scratchboard etching with the hand-drawn detail of the stamp. LOVE IT!!!

Here is the bamboo tangle also done using same technique using a blue to green rainbow ink pad. The positive and negative space of this stamp is high contrast and gives this an entirely different effect. This background I am using to create my "Tropical Tangled Toucan" Card.

I hand-colored the birds and branches with my Ranger Distress Markers and fussy cut them out. 

On one of the stamped birds I overstamped with the resist ink and brayered on the same blue to green ink. I mounted this onto blue cardstock and colored leafs and branches green. I adhered the colored birds on top of the uncolored birds on this piece. I layered this over the center of the other two sections of large blue resist bamboo tangle, and mounted onto a green A2 card base.

Presenting "Tropical Tangled Toucans"

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Molossus said...

Oh, this is fantastic! Just the way I envision that people would use these stamps. You don't know how much you've made my day!

DeeDee said...

The colors are outstanding, and what a great technique using that Kromecote, Susan!

Jean M said...

Amazing work, as always!

Cheryl LIndsay said...

Great project, results and directions!!! Wonderful