Resist technique Valentines

 

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Using a resist technique like I’ve used on these Valentine’s cards allows you to get more use out of your punches and stamps, by using them in an entirely different way. Arm yourself with a pot of gesso, some creamy, colorful gelatos and your favorite punches or stamp set, and get ready to create something vibrant and beautiful.

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Start by cutting a shape template. Since these were Valentine’s themed cards, I used my That’s Amore squeeze punch. Lay the template over the cardstock and paint over with gesso using a foam brush.Valentine Collage1

Once the gesso is dry, scribble over the entire surface of the cardstock with Gelatos. I used varigated colors since I wanted to give my card an ombre effect. With a brush dipped in water, paint over the surface, blending the colors in to each other. Valentine Collage2

Take a baby wipe and gently wipe over the gesso heart shape to remove the color and reveal the white beneath. I added a {true love} stamp from the Sweetheart Clear Stamp Set as well as a little piece of tiny white ricrac and a few brads in co-ordinating colors.Valentine Collage3

For my second card, I used some heart stamps from again from the Sweetheart Clear Stamp Set, brushed over their surface with gesso and stamped directly on to my cardstock.Valentine Collage4

In the same way as the first card, I scribbled over the surface of the cardstock with my Gelatos in red and pinks (this time in a much less uniform manner) and again blended the colors with a brush dipped in water. You can also use your fingers for a less defined effect. A gentle wipe with a baby wipe reveals the gesso stamped designs, and I added a couple of extra hearts for good measure.Valentine Collage5

4 thoughts on “Resist technique Valentines

  1. They are lovely Emma and nice reminder that I need to make a valentine card for my DH and it will get here very very fast. . . so I will have to remember to do this sooner then later! :0) Want to take a bet on when I get it done?

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