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Jul 31, 2010

Tutorial with ArTish - The Power of White Resist

The effects of white resist.
I was inspired to share this idea with you after reading an article published in Creating Keepsakes magazine March/April 2010 p. 25
They demonstrated the white resist effect by drawing a simple leaf sprig in white and spraying over it with green ink, like these Spray Inks by Tsukineko
In the completed CK project the leaf sprig grew enough
to form the left border of a double page spread.
The design was not pencil thin; I thought they used a crayon...I gave that a whirl first.

Also wanting to create a scrapbook page and
incorporate a Pixie Cottage Stamp:Hannah at the Pond by Sandra Hammer...
I stamped Hannah on the 12x12 card stock
and then additionally to make a mask.

I extended portions of the scenery; more flowers, additional pond ripples, and clouds. Photo is angled so you can see the crayon drawings...

It was now time to start spraying ink color directly to the layout...

The effect of the white appearing was reminiscent of coloring an Easter Egg with a white crayon before dipping in dye.

As this is a form of 'show n tell" I feel it's fair to share all...the ink sprays out in thick round blasts...the brown came out very dark and heavy...


Yikes!
Hence take #2...
I got further, used less dark brown, more blue, but felt as though the cornflower sky was alerting us to an Oklahoma tornado coming soon, and poor Hannah did not need to be sitting outside in that kind of weather!
"THIRD times a charm!"

...Stamp again, and apply the mask...
Intent on finer details I drew with a white Sakura gel pen en lieu of the white crayon
followed by coloring with Stampin' Up's metallic pencils...
Aiming to reduce the dense color I tried spritzing rather than soaking...

Added more pencil color...
with an application of Copic on top...
fast forward past sewing mats, inking flowers and gluing flowers...
Voila!

Strolling around the page...a plethora of purple blooms...

A sweet title...
And an even sweeter girl!


I hope you are willing to break out your WHITE before Easter.
The creative possibilities are endless!

Once the true stamp image was masked off

7 comments:

Shazza said...

this is gorgeous
x

Tanya said...

Wow, so cool, thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

WOW!!! This is soooo cool looking!!

Michelle said...

WOnderful idea! This looks fabulous Tish!

Lori said...

The final result is gorgeous! Gotta try me some white pen : )

Love and hugs ~
Lori

Davi said...

Fab tutorial ArTish...Made me want to try this!! Thanks for all the tips. :)

Beautiful Greetings said...

Fabulous Tutorial! This turned out absolutely gorgeous!

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