Monday, 18 July 2016

Pretty inky backgrounds from Joan

Good monring, it time for our mid month inspiration post where the Design Team are currently sharing some techinuques that are either new to them or ones they particularly enjoy.

A little note about this months winner and Top 3, as I am currently away the winners post will be a little late but I will do it as soon as possible on my return, do keep an eye out for it.

This month it's the turn of Joan, so I will pass you over to her.....................

My turn for mid month and although I don't have a new technique I thought I revisit a technique I haven't used for a long time Here are the supplies needed

Take a piece of wax paper and emboss it through an embossing folder

Put the piece of embossed wax paper between two pieces of card stock, any type, I used one piece of glossy and one plain piece, now iron the stack and you will end up with two pieces of wax resist card stock.  The bit I like best is then colouring the card stock with ink pads or sprays and seeing the resist pattern pop out. Here's a couple of mine

And here's the stack I ended up with in no time at all

 Finally here's a few cards I made with some of them

Thank you so much Joan, a lovely display of pretty backgrounds and cards.


  1. This looks wonderful, I heard John Lockwood talk about this onHochanda the other week. xxxx

  2. Stunning cards from Joan! Hope you are ok and relaxing Brenda!
    Lucy x

  3. This looks like a great technique.I love your pretty textured papers and the lovely cards you have made with them.
    Jean x

  4. Joan! This is amazing! I have tried this technique before and it didn't work for me, but the directions were different. I am so happy to see how it really works. And your cards made with the designs are more than wonderful!!! I'm pinning this for sure. ;0 Hugs, Autumn

  5. Cool technique. Thanks for sharing. Hugz

  6. Joan, I have never seen this technique and adore it! OMGosh there are so many times I can't find paper to match the image I've colored (usually I pick paper first, but sometimes I'm just in the colorin' mood!), and now with this technique, I can use the same pens/ink pads I used on my image to make background paper that will actually match! I love this. I'm printing this off so I can try it at home and remember the steps! Thanks so very much and your cards came out fabulous! Hugs, Gail

  7. What a brilliant technique! TFS xx

  8. Great technique, I surely will have a try! :)


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