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 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!



buggin2stamp said...

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

merrymstamper said...


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...


Janette said...

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