I love a good challenge to jump start my mojo. What I love even more is a challenge to use my favorite techniques. And, guess what? That is what Simon says this week! Show us your favorite techniques and you might even win a $50 gift card for simonsaysstamp.com. How awesome!
It's super easy to enter! All you have to do is link up with our theme of the week and include a link back. So, bust out your favorite tricks on a layout, card, or any project and link up for the chance to win!
As for me... my favorite technique is using white acrylic paint as a resist. Let's get to it!
A scrap piece of card stock with a butterfly punched out will make a perfect mask:All scattered about:
Now for the resist! Any mist or distress stain will do the trick here:
The hard part? Drying time. So, while I wait on that... let's work on some embellishments. After wadding up some kraft glassine paper and flattening it back out, I rub on some gesso and add a bit of mist:
Perhaps som white embossing will be fun?
Yep! Here are 3 sheets, each with a different distressed look:
After a pass through the Sizzix.... more butterflies!
OK, my paper has finally dried. I just love how the white acrylic resist pops through the stain and mist! (Tip: once your page has dried, wipe the resist areas with a wet cloth to brighten them up and remove stain residue.)
Let's lay it out! Scraps from Basic Grey and American Crafts will pull the colors from my photo perfectly:
And now for those butterflies:
My second favorite technique is messy stitching. So, let's attach all those butterflies with some black thread:
Love it! Oh, yeah - I decided I might as well stitch the title on too :)
Little details are added:
Sequins and Stickles:
Brads and pen work:
I do love getting messy :) Perhaps I should say THAT is my favorite. What's your favorite? Scrap it up, Paint it on, Stamp it around.... and then, link up with us over at Simon Says Stamp and Show. I can't wait to see what you make! You can tell a lot about a person by what they call their favorite, don't you think?
Want to try your hand at a stitch and a resist and see if that may be to your liking too? A complete supply list is below: (affiliate links used)