Friday, August 30, 2013

Creating Your Own Resist Paper

The fabulous Miss Heidi Swapp. shared with the world how to create your own resist paper a while back.  I gave it a try for myself back then when I discovered it, and thought I'd share with you here how I did it once again for Chic Tags using something as easy and affordable as Mod Podge.  I gave it a try a while back, and wanted to let you all in on the secret too.

To begin you'll need the following supplies.
background paper
Mod Podge
sponge brush
a mask
some paper towel
a heat tool for drying

Position your mask onto your background paper, and add a little Mod Podge to a painters palette (or paper plate, or even a scrap piece of cardboard)

Use your brush to spread a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the mask.  In my case I wanted to create a resist that was only a touch here, and there.  This is what your page will look like once you remove the mask.  Cool right?  Barely visible, but you can still make out where the resist will be.  Now it's time to add the mist to the areas where you've applied the Mod Podge, and remove the excess from on the Mod Podge using paper towel.

This is what your background will look like once you've wiped all the excess mist away.

As I said earlier, I tried this technique a few months ago for the first time, and this was the colour I chose back then.  For Chic Tags I created a brand new project and used a different colour to create my resist.  

Here is my newly created project, mixing the resist technique and fabulous Chic Tags products.

A close up of the resist pattern
Layered goodness to my heart's delight

I placed the Date Tag in a glassine envelope to be able add/hide the journaling.
There you have it, easey peasy right?  I hope you're able to go and try this technique out for yourself.  Are there any techniques you've discovered recently that you think are worth sharing?  If so, I'd sure love to hear them.

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeee how you created that background!! Thanks for sharing the tips!!!

Lanette said...

Love it!!! What a great idea!

Melissa Vining said...

Thanks for the tip! I love it and can't wait to try!

Ashley Horton said...

This is such a fun technique Sherri! I might have to give this one a try! And your layout is really beautiful!

Monique Liedtke said...

Awesome Sherri!! Going to give this a try!