Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wax Paper Resist Tutorial

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.  Hello, Beth Norman here with one of the very first techniques that Pat filmed and put into her October 2002 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I decided to use the finished product in an usual way--rather than stamp out an image on the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 finished product, I cut mine up to create water for this lovely mermaid that comes from By the Sea, set of 6.  My sentiment comes from this set as well.  I find this set so versatile.  So let's visit my tutorial shall we...

Supplies:  iron, two white sheets of copier paper, two 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 glossy paper, wax paper, brayer, Kaleidocolor ink pad or a single ink pad
Scrunch up your wax paper very well.
Lay your first piece of copier paper on your ironing board.  Next, place your glossy paper face up and then open up your wax paper and lay on top of your glossy paper.
Take your second piece of glossy paper and lay the glossy side face down.  You will now have your glossy paper sandwiched between the wax paper.
Lay your second sheet of copier paper on top of your glossy and wax papers.
Using your iron set to dry, and not steam, firmly press and iron your glossy paper.
Next, brayer your ink over the entire surface.
Your finished piece is now ready to decorate.

I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial as much as I did.