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Posted: 10/12/2012 2:03:05 PM
My blog details are up! I've got instructions there for the challenge. If you have any questions regarding my challenge, please post them here. I've got a sample done but I don't have time to get it uploaded just yet. If you google wax paper resist there are lots of tutorials and videos on this as well. Have fun and can't wait to see what you guys create

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ETA: Yes you may combine with any other challenge. And I also wanted to add you don't have to use an embossing folder for this. You can simply crumple up some wax paper and sandwich between the CS or glossy CS to acheive the resist results as well.


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Posted: 10/12/2012 2:25:46 PM
I just google'd it and I found this great example...I hope it helps someone.. here


I am off to buy some wax paper and drop off my son!


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Posted: 10/12/2012 5:41:32 PM
Thanks for linking TPgirl! Can't wait to see what you create


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Posted: 10/12/2012 8:22:45 PM
I just got some new embossing folders, so I am very excited about this challenge! Thanks!


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Posted: 10/12/2012 9:43:12 PM
Are we allowed to combine with other challenges?



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Posted: 10/12/2012 10:19:09 PM
Beautiful results on the link from tpgirl! Thanks for the fun challenge idea, LeighAnn.

A question, though: I don't have embossing folders (yet! putting on my next birthday list!), but on the video she mentions people crumpling the wax paper for an interesting effect . Would it be ok if I did that instead of putting it thru an embossing folder?


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Posted: 10/12/2012 11:13:59 PM
Yes Christin! I would accept that and I was going to add that to my blog. Thanks for reminding me


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Posted: 10/13/2012 6:49:06 AM
I think the wrinkled wax paper idea with brown ink would give you a very leathery look that might be nice for a masculine card!...Maybe i will be it a try this afternoon!


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Posted: 10/13/2012 9:45:58 AM
I can't wait to try this one, PUG! It's going to be such fun seeing how the waxed pattern transfers using an EF!

Since you are allowing those with no folders to go a different route (like crumpling), I would also suggest that punch outs & diecuts could be used to create the resist--even torn wax paper for those without punches/dies?

This may become my fave challenge!


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Posted: 10/13/2012 3:59:59 PM
Hi, LeighAnn! May we combine your challenge with other challenges?



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Posted: 10/13/2012 8:10:01 PM
I found a nice tutorial here by Stamping Pea Godelieve (stampingmathilda) for doing the wax paper resist with embossing folders.



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Posted: 10/14/2012 7:55:44 AM
I LOved this technique! It turned out great and I have another piece of paper still to use from the opposite side!
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ETA: I used regular white cardstock...I only have a few pieces of glossy and didn't want to risk using them up if it didn't work!


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Posted: 10/14/2012 3:12:00 PM
OK, I have two questions.... one of the tutorials says there is only one side to the wax paper... is this correct? Both sides feel kind of the same to me.
I put two sheets together through my embossing folder. I don't have glossy cardstock. Will regular cardstock work?



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Posted: 10/14/2012 3:14:33 PM
Kathy, I have seen on another tutorial by GinaK (she crumpled the wax paper, didn't put it through the cuttlebug) that she sandwiches the wax paper between two pieces of cardstock to get two pieces. I think most standard wax paper has wax on both sides.


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Posted: 10/14/2012 3:26:22 PM
Thanks LeighAnn! I really enjoyed your wax paper resist challenge!



I played around with both glossy paper and SU smooth white card stock. I also tried brayered ink and direct-to-paper inking.

The whiter layer on my card is glossy paper with the reverse side of the waxed paper and brayered distress ink. The top layer uses SU smooth cs and I applied the distress ink dtp.

I don't think the choice of ink application made much difference and the glossy paper was a matter of preference. The technique worked just as well on both papers. I do think I held the iron too long on the glossy example. My design came out a little crisper on smooth cs, maybe because I tried to be more careful with the iron.

I used my resist papers to make a backgound for Gardencat's Tying Knots wedding challenge.

I will definitely try this again! Warm Wishes Enclosed


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Posted: 10/14/2012 3:36:54 PM
SWLady - Yes, regular cardstock will work. Here are some wax resist papers that I made using crumpled wax paper and regular cardstock.



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Posted: 10/14/2012 7:21:26 PM
Wow! So many great entries already

I've had computer issues today so Anne, I tried to respond to your pm but I kept getting an error message. So hopefully you will see this here- Yes this challenge can be combined with any other challenge

And thanks for answering Kathy's question for me!

As soon as my computer is back up I'm gonna check out everyone's entries more


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Posted: 10/14/2012 7:25:09 PM
As you can see from Anne's examples, when you use regular cardstock, it doesn't resist all of the ink. You still see the pattern, but it's light-dark color contrast instead of color-white contrast.

If you use glossy cardstock for the wax resist and then color it with a light Distress Ink such as Tattered Rose or Antique Linen, it comes out looking like silk--very elegant.

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Posted: 10/14/2012 7:47:50 PM
Thanks, LeighAnn!



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Posted: 10/15/2012 1:30:07 AM
Thanks for posting those examples, Anne - now I know what I'm aiming for (as that's the way I'm planning to do it).


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Posted: 10/15/2012 2:16:57 PM
I this technique! It's like magic when the bg appears. I posted the details with the photo. Thanks for sharing this technique and hosting it as a challenge.

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Posted: 10/15/2012 7:29:38 PM
I really liked this technique but I did have a bit of a problem with it. I ran 2 pieces of wax paper through with the embossing folder. And I sandwiched each piece between two pieces of glossy cardstock. When I applied ink to the cardstock, only one of the four came out. For the other three, when I buffed the paper, the ink all wipped off. Not sure why that happened. But I did manage to get one good piece.

8 in 1



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Posted: 10/16/2012 2:01:39 PM
I can't say that this was an easy challenge for me, I struggled at first to get the technique to work for me. I think part of the problem might have been using a very old roll of waxed paper. I didn't think it would matter but it didn't seem to leave a very good deposit of wax on the card stock.

After buying a new roll and raising the temperature of the iron slightly it began to do a nice transfer of wax so then my problem became adding the ink over the top...I really have to work on those blending skills since I managed to crease and mangle a couple of pieces while trying to ink them. And then, once they are creased, the ink tends to collect along the crease leaving a dark line where you don't want it...gah!...

However, in the end with a little practice ( and maybe a tiny bit of swearing ) I began to get things to work. When it does work, it is a super effect and fun to see the design emerge and develop depth as you add different inks.
I would definitely use this technique again, just not when I was in a big hurry to get a card out.

Here is the card I ended up with and also a picture of the papers I made that I will keep for future use.


Magical Moments wax resist card

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Posted: 10/16/2012 3:14:43 PM
I am having trouble with this one also. It is not working using cardstock for me. Maybe I need heavy duty wax paper also. And glossy cardstock.

So... big fail... I tried to use photo paper. Hahahaha. didn't work. just bubbled the photo paper!



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Posted: 10/16/2012 7:40:37 PM
I thought at first that it might be the card stock too. But after checking with eagertoretire about what she had used for her lovely papers, it seemed she had just used regular matte card stock and got lovely results. When I bought new wax paper and raised the iron temperature a bit it made a big difference. Also I just rested the iron on the paper and didn't move it back and forth and that worked better too.
Not sure if you have anymore time to try again but if so maybe some of those hints will help.

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Posted: 10/17/2012 12:11:23 PM
Here is my submission for this fun wax paper challenge. I do not feel the snowflake embossing folder was that distinguishable, however tried it anyway. (I used glossy paper)

I have also combined this challenge with the "Let It Snow" challenge.

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Posted: 10/17/2012 6:42:42 PM
I agree with Nora I am not so sure my background snowflakes are totally distinquishable but I LOVE the batik look and look forward to exploring with other embossing folders!

Here is my card!
Thanks for the fun

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Posted: 10/17/2012 7:34:26 PM
I have been making my wax resist papers today and learned a lot in the process. So I decided to upload my papers and share my Wax Resist Lessons Learned in case they might help someone else.

Oh ... one more thing ... I set my iron as high as it will go without steam, which is a "4" on my iron.



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Posted: 10/18/2012 12:46:23 AM
OK, I am ready to try this one. But I have a question- doesn't the wax get all over your iron? I don't have a craft iron so I would be using my regular iron, and it seems it would be all waxy afterwards.


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Posted: 10/18/2012 12:53:09 AM
Sophikins, the card stock will be between the iron and the wax. Sandwich the wax paper in between two pieces of card stock. Then the wax just goes on the cardstock. HTH!

Yes, I've found that the iron needs to be quite hot, and/or iron for more than a few seconds.


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Posted: 10/18/2012 10:36:35 AM
I'm sorry everyone is having so much trouble with this one. It can be tricky to get a good impression.

Anne and Marshia made some really great points, thanks ladies! . It does work best to have your iron at a high setting(no steam) and to not move your iron around as much.

I've been having computer problems this week so I haven't been able to be on here as much as I would like but I've been checking out everyone's entries and I think I've left comments on all of them. Everyone's entries have been fantastic and I've loved seeing everyone's project. They're all so unique!

Keep 'em coming!


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Posted: 10/18/2012 3:43:14 PM
I had so much fun with this technique and I made a bunch of backgrounds! Loved it! I got a bonus with this background. The wood grain you see was not on the embossing folder. The wax paper crinkled when I ran it through and added the wood grain at just the right place behind the owl!! Thanks so much for this challenge!

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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:02:07 PM
No, don't be sorry, LeighAnn! It's a great technique and well worth the effort! As I always say to my DH - "Nothing worthwhile is ever easy!". And the satisfaction is so much more when you DO achieve it!

That's my pep talk for the day! As you were...


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Posted: 10/19/2012 8:44:22 AM
Wow, I love everyone's projects! Stampwilly, love the wiggly pumpkin, hehehe.
So I finally got it to work for me. I did purchase some glossy card stock but am going to try the regular card stock again today.
What I found is that I put my iron on it's highest setting and let it warm up for at least 5 minutes.
Then I set the iron down on the paper/wax paper sandwich for just about 6 seconds. I didn't move it, just pressed it down. Then lifted and pressed the next section for the same 6 seconds.
I found that this left a nice impression on the glossy card stock. I will post a pic once I finish the card. So far I just have the background!



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Posted: 10/19/2012 9:53:42 AM
I think having the chance to read everyone's experiences helped me because these came together easily for me and I LOVE THIS TECHNIQUE!!!!!!!!!!!! I did take the advice to keep my iron hot and still. Some embossing folders worked better than others.

Here is my project and there is another photo of the other backgrounds I made. I think the red floral looks the worst.


Thanks for the challenge!!!!! Wax paper Resist


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Posted: 10/19/2012 4:04:20 PM
Here's mine: Thank You Hummingbird

No need to apologize, LeighAnn! Daria is queen of technique challenges, and she often posts them before she ever does them herself, as motivation. We all try to give tips and hints about what works for the next person. That's how we all learn! And so fun to do it together!
Thanks, LeighAnn, for hosting!



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Posted: 10/19/2012 5:55:51 PM
Here's my card!

Green frog card

I really liked this technique! Thanks so much for the useful technique challenge, LaighAnn! I can't wait to use an embossing folder when I finally get them.


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Posted: 10/20/2012 9:26:35 AM
I completed another card combining this with Danniel's Past and Present Challenge

Floral Thank You

I forgot to mention in my past posts how surprised how soft the background looks on regular cardstock. It looks almost chalky.


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Posted: 10/20/2012 1:51:38 PM
Thanks ladies for all of your wonderful entries so far! I've loved seeing all of the different designs and projects.



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Posted: 10/22/2012 1:35:17 PM
The entries for this challenge have been fabulous! I'm still hoping to do this one during Hangover Week.

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Posted: 10/22/2012 8:52:37 PM
This technique is so cool!! I just tried it, and after I ironed the cardstock I did not see anything. I couldn't even tell which side had the design on it. I was ready to toss it out.

But I went ahead and used TH Distress ink with a sponge applicator. It was like magic!!! I am so impressed! I haven't made the card up yet, but I was so excited by how it turned out that I had to post a reply right away. I will get the card made for the Hangover Challenge.


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Posted: 10/23/2012 1:09:29 AM
Sophikins, I was so excited to see the results, too! Magic!


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Posted: 10/23/2012 11:58:12 AM
I have to go back & leave praise/comments, but what to reinforce what others have shared concerning using the iron for 'best' results.

For this technique you want to 'press'--not 'iron'. What's the difference?

Pressing is an up & down technique. Let the iron come to temp & use a 'press & lift' action over the area. Do not slide the iron over the area...

Ironing is gliding the iron over an area & how we removed wrinkles before there was 'perma press'.

BTW? If you can get a 'pressing sheet', I recommend it. Mine are various sizes, non-stick & translucent (so I can see where I'm pressing/ironing) HTH!

OH! Another 'BTW'... If you want to make your own pattern on waxpaper it's pretty simple. Take a piece of waxpaper (heavier & waxier the better) and 'draw' your pattern with any 'tool' that will remove the wax. Among the tools I've employed are forks, knife tips, spoons, popcicle sticks, credit cards...etc. It's a form of 'scraffito'.


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Posted: 10/23/2012 8:15:03 PM
I posted my Wax Paper card on the Hangover Challenge. Here is the link to the project.

Wax Paper Thanks


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Posted: 10/25/2012 4:47:18 PM
I know I'm too late for the challenge, and it's still just a background but I wanted to post my 'not' fail, hehehe.

It came otu very pretty. I used glossy card stock and got my iron/press technique down!

Wax Paper resist background



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Posted: 10/26/2012 7:23:30 PM
LeighAnn, I did your challenge for the Second Chance Hangover Challenge. I ended up embossing tons of pieces of wax paper. I even ironed most of them onto glossy cardstock. I'll add the ink as I need them so I can choose the color I want at that point in time.

I found that if I put the wax paper inside a folded piece of printer paper, the wax paper was less likely to tear or wrinkle.

Here's my card.

Thank you for the challenge. I had a lot of fun, and now I have lots of backgrounds ready to be colored.

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Posted: 10/26/2012 10:27:45 PM
Here's one more.

The last one was made with the debossed side of the wax paper; this one uses the embossed side.

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