13 November 2014

Aquatint Resist Tutorial

Good morning! 

I thought I'd try something a little different for today, I'm sharing my tutorial for a technique I learned from watching Fiona (Crafter's Companion) at the NEC last week.

I am loving my new Aquatints by Spectrum Noir so much, they are so versatile and I've already gone through lots of card trying out different combinations!

This is what you'll need to get this effect:

Stazon, your chosen stamp, watercolour card, Pebeo drawing Gum, a Paintbrush and your Aquatints.

Stamp onto the watercolour card with Stazon ink. 

Paint over the areas of the stamp you wish to remain white with the Drawing gum and allow to dry (about an hour)

Once dry, it will look shiny and be rubbery to touch.

 Using your chosen Aquatints, wash your colour over the entire piece of card and allow to dry. 
I used the pink and gold shimmer mixed together. 

Once the card is fully dry you can then gently rub the drawing gum off the image using your fingers (make sure they are clean!) It comes away nicely without damaging the surface of the card underneath.

You then have a single layer of card with an image which has a coloured background without having to do fiddly painting around the stamp! Amazing stuff!! 

Add some glitter to the stars and the tinsel with a quickie glue pen and glamour dust.

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Mikha Adriani said...

Gemma!! Welcome back! Miss seeing you in blogland ;) but I keep stalking you on Facebook, lol.
waw, what a wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much
Hugs, Mikha

Sherryn said...

thats amazing Gemm, love the technique. xx

coops said...

so gorgeous gemm.love the effect and the tree is fab :D

xx coops xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A beautiful sparkly card. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, Susan x