In the world of crafting, ‘Resist’ is the term used for substances and objects that can help resist effects and colours of other substances/objects when applied. For example, the fact that water and oil do not mix. Wax is often used to repel water based applications. With this concept, create new works of art together with your rubber stamps by merging their effects with these 5 resist techniques. Stand out amongst the rest with these additional little efforts here. This is what you should try and what you have to know:
- Embossing Resist
This resist technique requires at least two types of embossing powder or embossing powder and coloured substance, as well as glossy card stock and dye ink. Stamp and emboss your image with rubber stamps onto your glossy card- make sure this is done with a clear/white embossing powder. Once you have done so, sponge the card stock over with your dye ink. Now wash your rubber stamps and dry it so that you can stamp it again with either your plain colour substance or another embossing powder. You can experiment with different embossing effects and colours to achieve different results. If you brayer before the first embossing process, the colours will show through the different layers.
- Wax Resist
As mentioned earlier, wax resist is most popularly done with water-based substances like water-based ink. You will need a white candle/white wax, an ink pad, rubber stamps, sponge, and a spare towel. You need to decide which areas you want to remain untouched by colour and make use of the wax to provide a cover so that no substance gets on them. You can then use your rubber stamps to stamp where your images go on the material. After this process, you should sponge or brayer/stipple the stamped image with your dyed ink. Remember to leave it to dry completely before you polish your image with your cloth in order to remove the wax cleanly. If you want a distressed effect, use your sponge and chalk ink. Rub some wax (recommended beeswax) in between layers when sponging so that there could be uneven streaks and patches for a natural distressed look.
- Joseph’s Coat Resist
For this technique, you will need dye ink (pigment ink or chalk ink can be used too), clear embossing powder, antistatic bags, rubber stamps, black dye ink, tissues, and sponges. Now brayer over your material with your brayering ink and leave it to dry completely. Next, in order to remove static, swipe antistatic bags over your material. Once you have done, it is safe to begin rubber stamping with clear embossed powder. Proceed to cover your material with black dye and leave to dry. Then wipe your embossed areas with tissues so that the colours underneath will reveal itself.
- Clear Ink Resist
For this, you will need clear ink, colour ink, a sponge, rubber stamps and card stock.
Now, stamp your image with your rubber stamps and clear ink before leaving them to dry. After they are dry, make use of dye ink and other ink colours to apply over your stamped image with sponges. If you want colour mixes for your card stock, you can mix different colours with your layers. Cover the card thoroughly with the first colour layer and wipe off excess ink. Stamp again with different colour layers and remove spare ink when you can. Allow the colours to overlay and watch the end results!
- Object resist
You can also incorporate other objects as part of your technique- for example, leaves, shells and other small textured items. Make sure to use your rubber stamps and stamp them onto your card stock. Once you have gathered the items, place them on slightly wet card stock. You can then spray dye ink or other substances like water colour, metallic paint and the like over the paper withj the objects. When done, leave it to dry and examine the effects when you are done.
With these resist techniques and rubber stamps, designers and corporate owners can recreate many special results. Look forward to experimenting and what you can come up with!