Serendipity SSCB#31 Pt 2- Flowers & Resist!

Julie Warner –
Welcome to Pt. 2 of the May Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is Flowers…stamped, die cut, designer paper, dried…whatever you have.  The sale at Serendipity Stamps this week is Buy 3, Get the 4th Free..  Good through 5/28.  And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.

For the design team, we have the added challenge of using a resist technique.
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Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.comI chose a morphed version of embossing resist. Morphed because I also added the twist of bleach. Most of the time I’ll white emboss the image when I’m doing emboss resist, but it just didn’t work very well with this geranium image. So I black embossed it on water color paper. A note about the paper…this isn’t the good stuff…it’s water color paper from the kid’s art supply section. I’ve found when I’m embossing, it does a better job than the good stuff. It’s smoother and not as heavy but it still stands up to water very well. After embossing, I used a combination of techniques. I added color all over w/ a large paint brush, water & some dye reinkers. To make it a little more intense, I also sponged on some extra colors using two Kaleidacolor ink pads. I also splattered a bit here and there then wet it down a bit to soften the splatter. Now for the twist..I took a tiny acrylic paintbrush dipped in bleach and bleached some color back out inside the flowers & leaves. The embossed lines kept the bleach from traveling. If you try this, you must use an acrylic paintbrush…the bleach will totally eat up the natural hair bristles. To further define the image, I added a hint of shadow using a red Copic & a green Copic below the flowers & leaves.

After die cutting the panel, I added a slightly larger, fussy cut black layer. Black die cut elements were added to the corners on the white layer. After matting this on black, I attached it back on top of the original water color bg the image was cut from. The die cut Hello was also shadowed in black. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit all the team blogs to be entered to win! 
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps Lg Geranium 1112J
Paper: X-Press It white, black, water color paper (kid’s art supply section)
Ink:  Versfine onyx,  Kaleidacolor melon melody & desert heat
Accessories:  Serendipity Hello die 027DD, Serendipity Floral Frame die 022RD, Copic markers, Spellbinders matting basics A & B, Labels 28 dies, bleach, tiny acrylic paintbrush, dye reinkers, black embossing powder



9 Responses to Serendipity SSCB#31 Pt 2- Flowers & Resist!

  1. Avatar Rebekka K
    Rebekka K says:

    This is just GORGEOUS! Love the rich colors and love how you did the background.

  2. This is beautiful! Love it!

  3. Avatar Vickie Z
    Vickie Z says:

    Gorgeous!! Love the intense color! Using black embossing and bleach….love the effect and the tips!

  4. Avatar Karen Amidon
    Karen Amidon says:

    Wonderful, love your resist technique. Thanks for sharing your tips!

  5. The colours you used are incredibly vibrant Julie! Your technique makes a beautiful background, gorgeous card!

  6. What a beautiful card. Smart idea to use bleach.

  7. The is so beautiful! Really like the vibrant colors. Thank you so much for giving all the details and hints as to how you made this card…

  8. Wow , what a wonderful punch of color on this beauty, Julie! Love the bits of white you added on the edges of the flowers and leaves. You do amazing work.

  9. Avatar Eileen B
    Eileen B says:

    This card just took my breath away!!! I am going to try all your techniques thank you so much. PS I have kid water color paper.