Saturday 20 June 2020

Revisiting old Techniques - Emboss Resist

I love this technique and have used it alot in the past but I thought I would update it to create a vintage shabby timeworn look.

Process Steps
1. Paint a coat of acrylic paint over the surface and dry - I used rust.
2. Stamp with embossing ink, cover with clear embossing powder and heat.
3. When cool paint over the entire surface with another colour, this time I chose ocean breeze.
4. Leave it to dry until it's just tacky to the touch then wipe over with a damp cloth to remove the paint from the embossed image. The harder you wipe the more you will reveal. If like me you are using something like greyboard that rubbed back to the original surface take the underneath color and with your finger fill in the rubbed out area and distress by dabbing it gently.
5. Give it a timeworn look by adding a couple of watery washes of rust and quinacridone gold and leave to dry naturally.
6, Sand the edges and rub around with brown or rust coloured permanent inks - I used coffee archival.


Andy Skinner Creative Expressions - Artist Pigment Paint - Rust
Andy Skinner Creative Expressions - Matt Chalk Paint - Ocean Breeze
Andy Skinner Creative Expressions - Stamps - Old Seals, Create, Gypsie Queen,
Tando Creative - Media Board
Miscellaneous - Embossing ink, embossing powder