Monday 28 August 2017

Emboss resist journal panel

Hi  - it's Brenda with you again today and I am finishing the month continuing the blues and greens challenge theme with another technique and journal panel.

Paint a coat of white gesso over a piece of card then paint a watery wash of green gold and dab most of it off with a piece of kitchen towel, then repeat with a watery wash of phthalo blue.
Stamp and clear emboss with a patterned stamp.

Dip, drip and dry watery layers of blue and green acrylic paints. (I mixed my own using prussian blue hue, phthalo blue, titanium white and diarylide yellow). Try not to melt the embossing but at the same time just as it's cooling rub with a babywipe and kitchen roll over the raised shiny areas to wipe any paint from the design and keep it showing through. Note - do not rub too hard unless it's cooled right off.

Dabble over some white watery paint to knock it back a little and add more colour dipped or dabbles if needed....

Randomly splatter some white and blue watery washes to create some depth of colours and add a little light text stamping in cornflower blue archival.......

..... and because I like to vintage and mute the brighter colours in my palette I added a tinted glaze made up of ultra matte varnish and paynes grey paint.

I hope you have enjoyed the challenge theme this month. If you'd like to see how I finished off this background then pease pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies for more details.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx


  1. to see how you finished it off xxx

  2. A fabulous resist technique Brenda and I really love how you 'grunged' it up too! xx

  3. Absolutely stunning! Love your palette for this technique!
    Jackie xx

  4. Fabulous results from your creative time! Thank you for sharing your tips and techniques! The finished journal page is gorgeous, too!