Registered: July 17, 2005 Location: Staying inky in eastern Connecticut Posts: 79058
Sat, Nov 19, 2005 @ 5:27 PM
would it be possible for you the email me with the directions of getting the trees to stamp so beautifully and have the snowy effect......I just have not been able to figure it out by myself.......is it what you referred to as the "resist technique"?
Registered: April 12, 2004 Location: Skepticism is a Virtue Posts: 3732
Sat, Nov 19, 2005 @ 10:16 PM
Yes, it's the resist technique. I'll just give directions here incase anyone else would like to see them. I'll pm you as well.
I stamped the tree in Brilliant Blue classic ink on the glossy white cardstock. After the ink set, a few seconds, I used my white colored pencil(prismacolor) to make highlights where ever I wanted to on the tree branches and some in between them as well. You can also use a white crayon to do this if you don't have a prismacolor pencil.
I took a sponge and rubbed it into the ink pad and then rubbed it directly over the tree. I buffed the ink in all around the tree and the highlights were waxy enough to resist the ink, leaving behind that beautiful snow effect. It's a great technique and I'm thinking the stamped image can be different colors since it didn't smear when using the other ink to buff in and bring out highlights. The tree also looked good stamped in black and then use the brilliant blue over that. It had a more night time affect that way. Enjoy!