Here are my two projects: Hope and Faith
I used two different resist techniques for my projects. On my "Hope" canvas, I used Ranger's Emboss It Dabber and on the "Faith" canvas, I used a Collage Glue Stick. They're both fun and easy, I'll show you how.
I used the Latticework stencil for my first resist technique along with a Ranger Emboss It Dabber to get a clear and defined image. Lay the stencil on top of the card stock and dab the emboss it dabber over the stencil. IMPORTANT: Do not rub the dabber over the stencil, DAB it or the embossing fluid will seep underneath the stencil and the image will be blurry or smudged.
When I was finished dabbing the embossing fluid over the stencil, I removed the stencil and covered the card stock with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I heated the embossing powder with a Ranger Heat It Craft Tool making sure all the embossing powder melted. When the image was cool, I applied Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink over it with a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool. It was so much fun to see the image emerge as I blended the ink over the top, but do you see little splotches of ink within the image? This is what happens when you forget to prep the surface before applying the embossing fluid. I should have prepared the card stock with my EK Success Powder Tool as this would have prevented that from happening.
For the next resist technique, I used Ranger's Collage Glue Stick on the Tim Holtz Harlequin Stencil. I held the stencil in my hand and gently rubbed the collage glue stick over the stencil.
Next, I laid the stencil on the card stock and gently rubbed over the surface of the stencil with a baby wipe. This will transfer the glue to the open areas on the stencil.
When the glue was completely dry, I applied Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the top of the image with a blending tool.
When I was finished applying the distress ink, I went over the image with a baby wipe to remove the ink from the dried glue areas.
Do you see how this type of resist technique leaves more of a "ghosting" effect. There is no white area but the color is lighter in the areas where the glue was transferred.
I tore a piece from each of my resist technique sheets and applied them to my burlap panels using 1/2" Double Sided Scor-Tape and then went over some of the edges with Ranger Texture Paste.
While the texture paste was still wet, I stamped the Darkroom Door Flourish Stamp over the wet texture paste. To do this, it is important that you mist some water over the stamp so the stamp easily releases from the texture paste after you are done making the imprint. I used the Ranger Distress Sprayer to mist the perfect amount of water over the stamp.
I did the same on the blue canvas and stamped the wet texture paste with one of the Tim Holtz Eclectic Palette Stamps. When the texture paste on both of the canvases was completely dry, I stamped more images on the burlap panels using a couple of Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge Stamps with Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink.
To create the butterflies for my canvas, I cut out the butterflies from the Tim Holtz Mini Butterflies Die Set. I chose two stamps that had similar shapes to the die cut butterflies from the Tim Holtz Watercolor CMS217 stamp set. They will not match up perfectly as they are not a coordinating stamp and die set but it will work for a mixed media look. I stamped them with Ranger Archival Potting Soil and Tree Branch ink.
After stamping the butterfly images onto the die cut butterflies I went over them with Ranger Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon, Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn and Fossilized Amber.
To add texture to my butterflies, I applied Prima Copper Micro Beads with Ranger Matte Multi Medium in random areas. To give the butterflies dimension, I adhered one butterfly on top of another butterfly with a Zots Adhesive Dot. By using this type of adhesive the butterflies will stick together but they will wiggle as though they are moving.
For the final touches on my canvases, I applied some May Arts burlap twine in Parrot and Brown and added one of the Tim Holtz Typed Tokens within the twine. I went over the tokens with a Ranger Pickett Fence Distress Crayon making sure to rub the crayon over the engraved letters of the tokens to leave behind the white color.
I added some Tim Holtz Game Spinners and Mini Gears metal pieces to my butterflies and sentiments using Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers.
Here again are my finished canvases.
I hope you enjoyed this step by step tutorial on how I used Ranger products to create cool resist effects for my canvas backgrounds. I can't wait to see what you create with the amazing Ranger products using our "Try To Resist" theme and just for playing along with us you could win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.
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