Monday, September 15, 2014

Some Resist For the Win!

Hello, hello! It's Monday and that means we have a new challenge waiting for you at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog

Of course, it wouldn’t be STAMPtember without techniques – so show us what you’ve got!

As for me, I decided to show you one of my favorite techniques and use it on one of my favorite things to make.

Let's get started...

The first thing we need for this technique are some stamps. Any stamps will do, but I have chosen this fun little Tim Holtz Blueprint set...
 Then, simply stamp with Versamark and sprinkle with white embossing powder...
 Then, cut them out in a free-form, hand done circle...
Once those are heat set, just set them aside. We will get back to those. But for now, we need to work on creating some interesting layers. 

Here I have gathered some lovely patterns and some vellum that has been stitched in some free-form circles, leaving a small opening...
Now, fill those fun circles with anything you please! I have chosen multi-colored sequins. But, you could also do rhinestones, wood vaneers, glitter, or confetti. Just have fun!
 Then, just stitch them closed and trim out. Love that!
Now, continue on using your patterned papers and cut out more free-form circles. Here, I have cut out some tissue paper in that way...
 And now we layer! I love this part...
OK! Have you guessed what we are making yet?

With your layers at the ready, cut the rest of your patterns into random strips. Then, punch out some basic white circles...
Then, layer those up... and staple the bunch together. The white circle that you punched out is going to act as your "base."
YES! We are making prize ribbons. I just love making these!

So... now that we have our circle layers and our strips, we just need to finish these off... assembly line style...
Now, what about those heat embossed blueprint images? They are going to be our resist for a beautifully custom finishing touch. Simply take some watercolor and paint up your embossed images. The embossing will resist the watercolor perfectly and create such a lovely and subtle effect. Choose colors to match the patterns you have used... for me.... pink and grey!
 With all of those layers adhered, a few sequins, and a lovely resist...
There we have it! How fun (and easy) are these?!?!

Now, what's with the free-form circles? I just like the randomness and wonkiness of that. However, if that sends you into a twitch, feel free to take a more streamlined approach of punches or die cuts :)
What might you do with these fabulous things? Put them on a card, a layout, or a package! Such a fun way to embellish anything.
So, there you have it... one of my favorite techniques, put to use while making one of my favorite things to craft up!

So... now it's your turn!

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  1. Thanks for explaining the technique. I so am itching to try this. Don't have everything I'd need yet. I love your lovely ribbons. Beautiful. Michelle t

  2. These are awesome Ashli! Love the bags of sequins. So colorful and fun. :)

  3. Such pretty little ribbons Ashli! Your embossed images look fantastic! Love the sequin shaker!

  4. Stunning price ribbons, Ashli! Love the pockets with the sequins! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  5. Gorgeous, Ashli! I love the sequin vellum pockets!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. This is such a fun and awesome project, Ashli. Love your great creativity. :)

  7. Wonderful prize ribbons Ashli! love the sequins! barbarayaya

  8. These are fantastic! You are the Brilliant Layering Lady and I am always so inspired by your unique ideas. I love your aesthetic, which is funky and whimsical and happy and classy all at once. Kudos to another super cool project!

  9. These are so wonderful! As always, the layering is fantastic and I adore the idea of the sequins in the pocket. Fabulous work.. :)

  10. How fun are these! Love those sequins in the mesh background! So cool!

  11. These are absolutely adorable. So fun and whimsical! Love them!

  12. Fabulous Ashli!! Love all the circles and layers!


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