Friday, April 26, 2013

Color Dare #40--Creme Brulee, Goldrush and Sunset with Wax Paper Resist Technique

Color My Heart Color Dare #40 challenges us to create a papercrafted item with these three Close To My Heart Colors: Creme Brulee, Goldrush and Sunset--all on the warm side of the color wheel.  I wanted to try a new technique that I had seen on Pinterest called Wax Paper Resist.  Instead of placing a piece of cardstock inside an embossing folder to create a textured background you use a piece of wax paper. You run that through your dry embossing machine such as a Cuttlebug to emboss it.   Next you place the wax paper between 2 pieces of glossy paper (CTMH used to carry this many years ago and I have lots of it left so I may as well use it!) with the shiny side against the wax paper and place that inside 2 sheets of aluminum foil and heat with a dry iron.  Next you use a rubber brayer to apply color to the glossy paper until it is saturated. (You can wipe off the excess wax with a tissue when you are finished.)  If you would like a visual demonstration check out this video link.  I brayered each of three wax resisted embossed sheets with the assigned CTMH inks and then cut those pieces up to make three different cards using three different neutral backgrounds.

These are the cards I created:

I found my inspiration for this first card by a card made by Sage Kimble and found on Pinterest here.
The greeting is from Casual Expressions and Kraft and Black cardstock was used.
 The inspiration for the second card came from this past week's CAS(E) this Sketch #24.  I mounted 5 strips of the wax resisted brayered glossy papers onto a Sunset CS mat.  The "happy day" stamp is from "It's Your Day" special set from last fall.  Birthday Wishes is from Just a Number stamp set.  The background is White Daisy and Chocolate Ink was used for the greetings.

The inspiration for this third card came from a card made by Loretta Lock and seen on Pinterest here.  The card background is Chocolate CS with a layer of Colonial White.  The greeting was stamped in Sunset ink and is from the 4 My Friend set.  The twine is from Baker's Twine Neutral Assortment.

The Cuttlebug embossing folder that I used is called Musical Flourish.  This last picture shows what two of the brayered sheets looked like before I cut them up into pieces.  You can see how there is a positive and negative sided which created two slightly different patterns.

 I had lots of fun experimenting with this technique.  Although I like each of the cards I made for this challenge I like the one with the black and kraft background best.  I already had the strips cut but couldn't figure out how I wanted to use them until I saw the card on Pinterest that sparked me to create this one tonight.  I would love to hear what your card preference is.

Please consider joining in the challenge this week at Color My Heart.  If you don't have the three colors listed you may substitute similar colors.  You may also combine them with any of the "neutral" colors in the Close To My Heart Basic Palette.  Create your papercrafted item--does not have to be a card--and link it up to Color My Heart Color Dare by Thursday, May 2 at 9PM CST.  There is a prize to be won this month!  Remember to check out what the rest of the Color Dare Design Team has created too.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie


  1. Thanks for the link!! I couldn't quite figure out what you were describing, so I watched the video. Pretty simple yet very striking. I see some cards with this technique in my (near) future.

  2. Marie, what a neat technique that makes such beautiful cards! I would try it, but do you have to use glossy paper? Because I don't have any of that. My favorite out of all of them is the last one with the three squares. I like the other two equally, almost as much. Very nice!!

  3. Marie,
    All three of these are FAB-U-LOUS! My fave is the last one, on the Chocolate card base with the sentiment in Sunset. Looks good enough to eat! I love the impression of distressed texture this technique gives, but with no actual bumps or layering. I'm pinning your version on my board...

  4. This is so cool! Now I have to find some glossy paper to try this! Thank you for introducing us to a new technique. I like the one on kraft paper as well. I think the brown with the black borders gives the colors extra pop.

  5. Woah! I didn't even recognize the folder! The patterns turn out so lovely--this is a brand new technique to me. I totally agree about the kraft and black--it really pops! The colors sure look good this way! :)


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