Ink Resist Techniques

Hi friends! I am so excited to share these inky projects… in today’s video, I am sharing three different resist techniques that are perfect to pair with ink or watercolor to get stunning effects on your cardmaking projects!

(Looking for anything that I used in the video? All of the supplies are linked with images to multiple stores at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Watch the full video HERE in HD!)

On the first card, I did a classic stamped and embossed background with beautiful snowflakes from the Dashing stamp set. Then, I used Distress Oxide inks to create a softly blended winter sky background. The embossed images resist the ink and create stark white stamped images. I finished off the card with an embossed sentiment on vellum from the Joyful Sentiments stamp set (I absolutely love these sentiments)!

For the second example, I added a thin layer of Collage Matte Medium glue through a Circle Confetti die cut. This glue dries with a matte finish, so it isn’t visible… when you add ink and wipe off the excess the glues creates a stunning resist! I finished off the card with an adorable dog image from the Happy Howlidays stamp set and added the background to a Kraft card base.

On the last example, I stamped trees from the Christmas Cottage stamp set in Clear Mark ink. After letting the ink dry, I blended a variety of Distress Oxide inks over the top. This creates a subtle resist, but looks awesome for some images! I finished off the card with a plaid background and added a Christmas sentiment.


Below are all of the supplies used in today‚Äôs video linked to multiple stores for convenience. Compensated affiliate links used when possible (when you use these links it helps support me at no extra cost to you)… Thank you!

Simon Hurley
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