Monday, April 4, 2016

Resist it art journal spread with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about Try to Resist. We are using Ranger products, we would love it if you have Ranger product, you'll use them for this challenge, if you don't have any, it's okay too! Let's try to resist!

There are so many resist techniques, you have products that have resistance areas, like Tim Holtz and Heidi Swapp. But you can also create your own resist. With embossing powder, or in my case Transparent Texture Paste. The Gloss version works best because it's smoother. I started with the Honeycomb stencil to create a resist for my background.

After the texture paste was completely dry I sprayed with Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Spray Stain and added some water so that it began to drip. You see how the transparent texture resist the spray. Although some of the spray seeped underneath the paste, but I like that cool effect. The paper I used really soaks up the ink. With a baby wipe, I wiped the ink off the texture paste. I added another layer, this time with Black Soot and Number Jumble stencil and with a baby wiped off the ink from the texture paste.


Last weekend I did a workshop, that was a gift for my birthday, about carving your own stamps. I made simple designs I could use and didn't already had. They make their debut on this art journal spread, and they will be used on much more projects in the future, for sure!

You can see the whole process of the making of this art journal spread in the video below.


To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous page and I loved watching your video too, absolutely fabulous! It makes me want to start a page myself ! LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Macarena said...

Oh YEAH! This is what I love the most - video! Great journal pages! I love all the details, especially the clear texture paste which gave so shiny effect, this would be my newest must have. I loved how you made the sades between the dots with wipe in 02:16. Amazing result! Can't wait to next Monday!!! Hugs, Marzena.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous texture, Sandra!!

Simon Says Stamp!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I can't resist to tell you it's wonderful!!! ;0)

Maura said...

Your texture paste worked really well - I think gloss is the key! I ran into a few challenges when I tried. Great journal pages in your signature style, Sandra!

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful pages much texture and detail...hugs kath xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful journal pages, Sandra. Great texture and patterns on the background! :)

Catherine said...

Your background is amazing, Sandra and it's so much fun watching your videos and seeing the process. I look forward to each week and seeing your amazing projects. Cathie <3

Barbara said...

your videos are a fixed appointment for me! I love them! Pages are, as every time, beautiful with wonderful details and textures! BArbara

Emma Williams said...

What gorgeous journal pages and such an amazing project! As always, your videos are such a joy to watch and the finished piece is a work of art full of so much texture and beauty! Hugs... :)

Anna-Karin said...

Such a funky journal page Sandra!! I love all the different circles, words and textures. I also want to learn to carve my own stamps some day.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is filled with so many yummy layers! I love how you used the Prima Honeycomb stencil and it's always inspiring to see your wide range of techniques.