Monday, November 25, 2013

It Wasn't Hard to Resist This Project

After taking Susan Weckesser’s class, Silent Night Christmas Card Folder
at The Art Studio @ SNR, I just HAD to resist this project!

In the class, Susan begins by creating her foundation using Mod Podge and book paper to create a distressed inked edge to her project. I really loved the look so I added my own little twist to create this ir-resist-able party favor.
Sour cream container favors using book paper and Mod Podge

I’ve not used Mod Podge very often, other than as an all purpose glue. When Susan shared that Mod Podge could be used to create a resist technique, I was very intrigued and wanted to try it for myself. Susan also shares many more techniques including layering, painting, and doodling, but I was ready to get started creating my ir-resist-able party favor. 

Use a script stamp and ink to create dimension on your paper

I had some really pretty embellished music scrapbook paper to start my project. I wanted to add some additional dimension to the paper so I began by using a script stamp and Tea Dye ink which coordinated with my paper.

Use a script stamp and ink to create dimension on your paper

After inking the center portion of the stamp, I held it so that it curved slightly and then randomly stamped the paper. By holding the acrylic stamp on a curve it does not create any hard edges.

The paper was looking too monochromatic so I decided to add some color by over stamping with Weathered Wood and the same stamp.

The last dimension to the paper was to randomly stamp a floral imaging using Scattered Straw ink.

In the class, Susan showed that wherever you applied Mod Podge it would act as a resist. Following her instruction, I applied Mod Podge over the paper but did not brush all of the way to edge.

The glue needs to dry completely before continuing on to the next step.

I used Distress Ink re-inkers and an old rag for this next step. I applied a small drop of re-inker to the edge and with the old rag, I buffed in the edges.

The ink did not stain the paper where I had applied Mod Podge.

To add some depth along with darker distressing, I went over a few areas with the Weathered Wood re-inker.

I am very impressed at how well the Mod Podge worked as a resist and I,’m looking forward to trying some of the many other techniques that Susan teaches so I can create more handmade items like these.

My “Ir-Resist-able” Party Favors were created using the “sour cream container” technique. 

“Ir-resist-able” Party Favor by Tammy Malone

Patterned Paper: Paper Studio
Ribbon: Celebrate It
Gems: Want2Scrap
Stamps: Prima and Stampin’ Up!
Ink: Ranger
Mod Podge
Other: Hole Punch, Crimper, Old Rag, Paint Brush, Burlap, Adhesive

Susan's class is a 19 page PDF and can be purchased at The Art Studio @ SNR classroom.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this class which is mentioned above for free in exchange for writing a review on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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