Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Technique on Tuesday

Happy Tuesday Chic Tags friends.

Sherri here, today I wanted to share a technique with you that I learned from the fabulous Miss Heidi Swapp.  She unlocked a super secret on how to create your own resist papers using something as easy and affordable as Mod Podge.  I gave it a try a while back, and wanted to let you all in on the secret too.

To begin you'll need the following supplies.
background paper
Mod Podge
mist
sponge brush
a mask
some paper towel
a heat tool for drying

Position your mask onto your background paper, and add a little Mod Podge to a painters palette (or paper plate, or even a scrap piece of cardboard)

Use your brush to spread a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the mask.  In my case I wanted to create a resist that was only a touch here, and there.  This is what your page will look like once you remove the mask.  Cool right?  Barely visible, but you can still make out where the resist will be.  Now it's time to add the mist to the areas where you've applied the Mod Podge, and remove the excess from on the Mod Podge using paper towel.

This is what your background will look like once you've wiped all the excess mist away.

As I said earlier, I tried this technique a few months ago for the first time, and this was the colour I chose back then.  For Chic Tags I created a brand new project and used a different colour to create my resist.  

Here is my project, mixing the resist technique and fabulous Chic Tags products, created especially for today.

A close up of the resist pattern
Layered goodness to my heart's delight

I placed the Date Tag in a glassine envelope to be able add/hide the journaling.
There you have it, easey peasy right?  I hope you're able to go and try this technique out for yourself.  If you do please link us up, we'd love to come and have a peek.

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10 comments:

Adrienne Alvis said...

Awesome tutorial, Sherri! I'm going to have to give this a try soon :) Gorgeous layout, too!!!!

Debbie P said...

Fabulous tutorial Sherri! Thanks for sharing! Your layout is fabulous!

blurooferika said...

Ah, the many uses of modpodge! thanks for sharing this technique. It's new to me, but it appears to work as well as modeling paste. Pretty layouts, btw.

Carol said...

this is really amazing Sherri!!! Thanks for the tutorial ;)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeee the masking!!!!

Ashley Horton said...

Love this beautiful page, Sherri! And the resist effect is such a fun technique, and it looks awesome on your page!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Great tutorial! TFS! Pretty layout using the technique.:)

MelB said...

Gorgeous lo! Love that technique, such a fab result!

mommy2alex said...

Awesome technique!
Love the layout, especially seeing the bunting alpha used!

Loredana said...

fabulous!!!! I wanna try immediately!