Textured Wax Resist

Sweet Pea Wax Resist (2)

I complete CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything) this beautiful card made by Nancy Thompson in my April Stampin' Success, the magazine you receive when you are a demonstrator.  Every month, I enjoy flipping through the latest issue to see some extraordinary examples made with the current, or upcoming, Stampin' Up! products.  

I liked the colors, and the clean design using the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt as the focal point.  It also uses two Sale-A-Bration products—the Scallop Trim Border Punch and Whimsical Words stamps.  You can't see it well here, but if you click to enlarge it, you'll see that the card base is dry embossed with the Finial Press Impressions Folder.

Doesn't it look like there is So Saffron patterned paper on the background?  Nope!  When I read the details on how the card was made, I found it used a technique I'd never tried…I'm calling it Impression Folder Wax Resist.  

Textured Wax Resist Technique

All you need is Glossy Card Stock, wax paper, any Impressions Folder or Texturz Plate and your Big Shot.  I used the Finial Press Impressions Folder for the resist, so it coordinates with the dry embossing on the card base. You can find a complete selection of textured dies online.

  1. Emboss the wax paper by running it through your Big Shot with the Impressions Folder or Texturz Plate.
  2. Place the embossed wax paper between two sheets of Glossy Card Stock, with the shiny side of the card stock next to the wax paper.
  3. Iron over the top of this "sandwich" on a medium-high setting, heating it thoroughly.
  4. Both pieces of card stock will now have a waxy pattern on them.  Sponge or brayer Classic Ink over the top—you will need to use lots of pressure to bring out the resist. 
  5. Wipe off any excess ink.

I have tried the Wax Resist technique with crinkled up wax paper before, which gives an interesting animal print or crackled look.  It was OK, but this…I love this! 

What do you think? 


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