Thursday, April 25, 2013

May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers

Greetings everyone and welcome to another fabulously **sweet** post!  Today I'm sharing a card I created after learning about a new technique at a recent Ranger training day (yes, it was fun!!)  This is called the gesso resist technique, shown on the background, and it's created by using gesso and Distress Stains.

I also created a  video on this technique, which you can see here, but the basic concept is that once the gesso has been applied to a surface, it will act as a resist when you put a water-based color over the top, such as Distress Stains.  Fun stuff, right!

Once my gesso and stain was dry, I distressed the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and used Archival Ink to stamp the beautiful floral image from the Wildflowers stamp set on top of the background design.  Oh, I did also very lightly stamp the Friendship Script stamp on the background first.  You can just barely see if behind the flowers...love the soft look of the text in the background! 

I attached the entire stamped piece with foam tape and then just added the sentiment, which is included with the Wildflowers set, also using foam tape for a bit of dimension.

Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed the card and technique!

Kim

6 comments:

buggin2stamp said...

Kim, that is so cool! I will definitely be trying that technique. Your card is gorgeous!
Melissa

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Kim. Love that technique (now I have to see if I have any gesso)! Love the black silhouette image with that background!

Cathymac said...

What a cool technique, Kim! Love it and will be trying it for sure. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I left a comment earlier this morning, but it is gone now so I'm trying again!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

fabulous!

Janette said...

very cool card Kim, love the grunge look of it!