Create a cool and totally unexpected Pattern Print resist background using Distress Inks paired with a favorite Club Scrap stencil. The key to this technique lies in the special properties of the Taupe Pattern paper included in this month's Fun and Games collection.
Pattern Print Resist Tutorial
Several years ago I discovered the unique properties of this paper while helping to create a stencil for the It's a Plaid, Plaid World kit. I had some of these pattern papers in my stash and used a piece to test my stencil idea. To my surprise, the Distress Inks I was playing with resisted the print in the paper. Ever since then, I have wanted to share the idea.
Pattern Print Resist - Distress Inks
Cover a Taupe pattern panel with a stencil with large open areas. I chose to work with the Big Deal (02/2014) stencil. Apply Gathered Twigs, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed Distress inks over the stencil with Ink Applicator Brushes.
Darker colors create a beautifully vibrant resist.
Remove the stencil, spritz the inky side lightly with water.
Place the stencil face down onto a fresh clean panel.
Cover the stencil with a paper towel and apply pressure with a brayer or the palm of your hand.
I love a good two-for-one inky technique, don't you!?
Create a card with the panels - it's that simple! I paired the Big Deal stencil images with the Fun and Games stamped sentiments and sparkly sequins.
Don't forget to stamp the inside of the card!
I couldn't "resist" trying the same technique with the Let It Bee stencil.
Pattern Print Resist - CS® Hybrid Inks
Pro tip: Make sure your hybrid ink pad has plenty of ink. A dried-out pad may not produce the desired results, which is why I have a CS® Hybrid Re-inker on hand for each of my ink pads!
I hope you will explore the cool properties of this paper. It's definitely ir-resist-able!
Fun and Games 12x12 Plain Paper
12x12" premium plain papers, sold individually, by the sheet.… Read More
Ink Applicator Brush
Apply and blend inks quickly and easily with this fine-bristled brush. Pair with our hybrid inks and stencils to achieve soft, beautiful results! Features: Measures 5.75" overall 1.5" oval brush head on a 4.25" rose-gold handle Collect one for each… Read More
Let It Bee Honeycomb Stencil
This sturdy mylar stencil measures 5.5 x 8.5 inches and features a versatile honeycomb pattern. Pair with our Ink Applicators and Hybrid Inks for quick and easy backgrounds!… Read More
Zest for Life Citrus Stencil
This sturdy mylar stencil measures 5.5 x 8.5 inches and features three citrus slice images, one leaf and the word "Zest". Pair with our Ink Applicators and Hybrid Inks for quick and easy embellishing!… Read More
Fun and Games Stamps
Our premium clear photopolymer stamps are ready to use; no prep required. Stamp sheet measures 6x8" and includes 13 individual images and phrases. Deeply-etched for high quality impressions Clear substrate for easy positioning and accurate stamping Non-yellowing and durable Apply… Read More
CS Hybrid Ink Pads
Exclusively Club Scrap®, this hybrid craft ink combines the most exceptional ingredients of both pigments and dyes for a fine, crisp, fast-drying image! Don't forget to stock up on re-inkers!… Read More