Terrific tutorial, Anne & love the samples!
Thank you for these tips and for showing examples! I haven't got to try this technique yet and I am trying to understand how it works so this really helps see what happens! I have it bookmarked for future tries for me! TFS!!
Thanks Anne for sharing your findings. I too want to explore more on what folders or parts of the process work in different ways. Thanks for sharing the different color results.
Anne, thank you for sharing your tips. In the past, when I just crinkled up wax paper, I movd the iron just like I'd use it when ironing clothes, and it didn't seem to matter. I recently read that we should press down, lift up, move over, and press down again to avoid moving the wax design the way you have described. I guess with the embossing folder designs it makes a big difference. Thank you so much for the reminder/warning.
Also how to select the embossing folder to use for this technique is very useful. I've seen some designs that worked so well and others that didn't. Now I know why.
Thanks for sharing your experience! I am hoping to work on this tomorrow. I actually love the way yours look laid out in a rainbow like that. :)
It seems "great minds think alike" LOL
I also did a bunch of different samples but I haven't inked them yet. Thanks for sharing your results and lessons. BTW I like the diamonds example, I like the juxtaposition of the diamonds and wrinkled & wobbly lines! Thanks again for sharing
Project - SOF12 Wax Resist: Lessons Learned
posted 10/17/12 at 07:34 PM
Galleries: Stamping, Cardmaking
I have been making my wax resist papers today. I embossed new wax paper (that's all I had) using Cuttlebug embossing folders and Spellbinders Impressabilities. Then I ironed it between two sheets of glossy paper.
In the photo above, from left to right, the first two are Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles, Cuttlebug Diamonds in the Rough, Spellbinders Impressabilities Fleur de Lis, and Spellbinders Impressabilities Flourish.
Things I noticed while making these wax resist backgrounds:
* Try to place the iron and move it/wiggle it as little as possible. I wiggled when I did the Fleur de Lis set and the darker one moved and the wax blurred.
* Use a folder that has an all-over pattern without “blank spots” like the Diamonds in the Rough. Wherever it is “blank” the wax paper will wrinkle and you will not get the results that you think you will. It looks like a mix between the Diamonds pattern and a woodgrain.
* I used glossy paper from two different manufacturers and the results didn't seem to be different.
* I applied dye ink (Tsukineko Memento Dew Drops) direct to the waxed glossy papers. At first it looks like nothing is happening. Keep rubbing the ink on, until you start to see the pattern reveal. Then wipe off the excess ink with a paper towel.
* I like the results better when I used a darker color of ink. For example the purple Tiny Bubbles was originally a pale lilac, but it didn't show up well. So I applied a darker purple over top and I like the results better. The same happened with my green.
Just passing on my “lessons learned” in case they might help someone else.
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