We’ve had such a positive response to this new mixed media series, we thought we’d turn it into a readers challenge! Our design team has included some stunning projects below using several different resist techniques – there's heaps of different ways you can use resist techniques in your projects from wax crayons to clear embossing areas of your page, and even tie dying as Leeann shows below.
We've got prize packs to give away - if you want to give it a try we’d love to showcase them in a blog post next week. Email pics of your resist technique project to firstname.lastname@example.org by next Tuesday 14th August for a chance to win one of our fabulous prize packs!
For Leeann mixed media is made up of so many amazing layers using so many techniques at the same time. One technique that Leeann shares with you from this piece is Resist! Which when you think about it, there are so many ways in which you can use this technique. Leeann shares an old favourite tie dying using coloured dye sprays on fabric.
As you can see the first part of this artsy piece is all about making up that first layer. From there we continue to build each of the layers up using an assortment of paint, printed tissue paper, decoupage mediums. To help create texture an assortment of sponges, stippling brushes, bubble wrap and masks are used also in a layering type fashion. The finishing details are using black and white pens to highlight images and words along with using rub-ons very randomly.
Leeann want to show you how she created her first layer. Using this tie dying technique. Immediately you can see how the resist works. Simply by scrunching and tiring the fabric with hair ties it has restricted areas of the fabric from the dye thus acting as a resist.
Using SEI orange tumble dye on a damp piece of calico.
Leeann added a small amount of SEI green tumble dye by simply twisting areas of the fabric and then sprayed.
The end result and the base for Leeann's artsy piece of she art!
Janine had so much fun with this Mixed Media page. You can see her process below.
First she layered lots of scrap paper and then a layer of gesso. Once that had dried she then used the negative from a butterfly die she had cut out and pressed on tinted embossing pad.
Then she covered it with white embossing powder and heat set. This gives a beautiful glossy embossed image on the page.
This acted as a resist for the layers of paint and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist she applied afterwards. Here you can see the pink paint already down as well as the wet Aquamarine glimmer Mist, it looks like it is bleeding into the embossed area at this point.
You just had to press a damp cloth over the embossed area after each colour application to ensure that the resist effect came through. As you can see here the mist is still wet, but once dry you still have the embossed butterfly showing through very clearly. Try and only wipe off over the embossed area as you will take off a bit of the mist off the rest of the design if you wipe too vigorously past the edges as the gesso underneath is also a partial resist to Glimmer Mist.
Janine then went on to add some texture paste through a Crafter Workshop template and add more colour over the top. Finally she added another layer of embossed masking right on top using a Prima brick mask.
Can you remember this technique from school? It was fun then and it can be just as much fun now :)
For this layout Louise has drawn simple heart shapes with a white wax crayon on a white background. To highlight this resist pattern she has sprayed Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist over the hearts, due to the waxy surface the mist is resisted.
Louise has also been using this technique in a recent Tattered Angels Design Team blog post here.
Finally, a heads up for the mixed media challenge next week – it’s all about Texture. Get your stash together – techniques we’re looking at include dry embossing, texture paste, modelling clay, molds, beads, glitter.. the possibilities are endless!