Monday, 1 August 2022

Emboss Resist for CAS Mix Up!

Happy Monday! .....

Well, July was a bit of a whirlwind month ......... welcome to August!

A new month, means we have a new CAS Mix Up Challenge.  
It's Mixed Media month, and the lovely Nancy is our host.  The theme she's chosen for August is ......
Emboss Resist ......... one of my favourite techniques.

If you're not familiar with this, or you need some inspiration, then check out the CAS Mix Up Blog.  On there you'll find lots of ideas from the Design team and links to some really great videos on different ways of doing this really fun technique.

Emboss Resist will work with lots of different mediums ....... ink pads, spray inks, pigment powders such as Brushos, paints, watercolour markers, but one of my favourite things to use is Distress Inks.  Because they react so well with water, the embossing resists the ink colour really easily.  
There's so many different ways of using Distress inks too ..... straight from the ink pad, blended with brushes for example or, as I've done for my inspiration piece ....... acetate smooshing!
I stamped the pretty floral bouquet onto a piece of white cardstock using Versamark ink, and then heat embossed in white.

Hmmm ........ white embossing on white cardstock?  Not an easy thing to see but, with the emboss resist technique all will be revealed in the end! 

I then swiped my Distress ink pads onto a craft sheet ...... Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean .......
and spritzed the ink with a little water.
I used a piece of acetate to pick up the colour and then laid it onto my cardstock, over the top of the embossed image, pressing lightly with my fingertips to move the ink around a little, making sure that the whole of the embossed image was covered

I repeated this for both colours of ink, building up the depth of colour gradually. 
You can see I wasn't careful about keeping clean edges, I wanted more of the random, splattered look.  
I also overlapped the two colours to give some shading here and there 

Once I was happy with the colour, I moppped up any excess ink with a paper towel and then gently buffed over the embossed image to remove any residue left from the inks.  
Because the embossing resisted the Distress Ink, the original stamped image showed through nice and clear.

To finish off, I die cut the sentiment three times, from white cardstock.  I layered them together, heat embossing the top layer with a navy embossing powder and off setting this slightly to give that white shadow

So, my elements used for this challenge are ..... 1. the theme ...... Emboss Resist  2.  Rubber stamping and 3. Acetate Smooshing, or it could be die cutting,  I suppose.

The challenge is open until the 24th of the month, so lots of time to play along.
Check out the CAS Mix Up Blog for more Emboss Resist inspiration from the Design Team and also, pop by say hello to our fabulous Guest Designer this month ....... Brenda (Inkspired to Stamp) is joining us for this challenge. 

Happy stamping!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day and have a great week!

July was a busy month for me but, August looks even busier.
We're off out this evening for a birthday dinner ..... our favourite restaurant is 4 today!
Then I've got my big brother and family coming over for a few days on Wednesday, so we'll be off out again then.   
When he goes home I have a crafty day with the girls planned, we haven't had a get together in such a long time.  There's also lots going on with Alex and his pals (school holidays are so much fun!)  And then, we're off again in the van on the 17th, and we don't get back until 3rd September!!!  So, that's August done ......... like I said, a busy month!  I'd better get a move on!

Cheerio until next time .......

Stamps: scented message wood mounted rubber stamp (Penny Black)
Inks: Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean; Versamark ink
Other: Bright White,  Pea Coat embossing powders (WOW!); thanks thin metal die from my stash (not sure of the brand)


Viv said...

Beautiful Linda. x

HilaryJane said...

The white embossing works so well and those colours look stunning together. Love the mixed media feel to it. Hope you enjoyed your dinner out xx

Julia Aston said...

A gorgeous result from you white embossed collage image and smooshing with the inks - so pretty!

Loll said...

I love the amazing reveal of the beautiful white embossed image once you've added your two inks. Gorgeous colours together! And the sentiment is so beautiful with the navey embossing. Gorgeous card Linda!! Enjoy your time with your brother and his family!! xx

nancy littrell said...

Love your acetate distress ink smooshing over your stamped heat embossed image, Linda. TFS all the details you used to create your beautiful artsy emboss resist card. You sure do know how to keep VERY busy, my friend. Enjoy August as it flies! Love and Hugs...nancy

Pat said...

I really love the combination of the Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean Distress inks over the pretty white embossed PB stamp Linda and the sentiment in navy is a wonderful contrast to the pretty light pink and blue for the acetate smooshing. A super card. x

Brenda in IN said...

I love this technique and you made a great card with lovely colors. Your August will be over before you know it!

Sue N said...

Beautiful card! I love the smooshed coloring over the embossed floral! Smooshing is one of my all-time favorite techniques! I love the random edges, too! Sue N

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful colour combo.

Darnell said...

This is so pretty in blues and pinks, Linda! Great smooching and "painting" with the piece of acetate. The white embossing really pops and I love the triple thanks! August? Can't even believe it! Hugs, Darnell

Susan Joyce said...

Love the image you used for the Emboss resist with the beautiful blue and pink colours Linda, a perfect card for the challenge.