Most of us are familiar with the Ink Sprays. Here at the store, we also carry the Distress Resist Spray and the NEW Distress Oxide Sprays. Did you know you can also create your own sprays?!
Check out some of these great ideas!!
Here, I stamped and heat-embossed a stamp from Impression Obsession that says, "7 billion smiles and yours is my favorite" in clear ink and clear embossing powder. When I heat-set the image and spritz Ink Spray onto the paper, the stamped image acts like a resist and the words magically appear!
Here, I used the Flourish embossing folder from Sizzix. If you spray ink down and just PRESS a piece of paper onto the design, you will transfer the design! (like a mono-print)
** Make sure when you run your embossing folder in your home die-cut machine that you cover your embossing folder with a piece of paper towel. This will help keep ink off of your die-cut machine!!**
*Always wash/rinse your embossing folder AS SOON as you are done so that the ink doesn't stain your folder!*
The stark-white paper now looks mottled and interesting!!
Resist spray is basically a spray-resin. MAKE SURE YOUR NOZZLE IS CLEAN before starting!! AND make sure you spray inside a box... because wherever the spray gets will dry and is impossible to clean up!!
To make this AMAZING galaxy background:
- Use a piece of white card stock
- Die-cut a starry background using your home die-cut machine and the die-cut from Sizzix, Snowy Stars
- IN A BOX, lay down your paper and spritz some of the Distress Resist Spray. Use a heat-gun to heat-set it.
- Now, use your Spray Inks and coat the paper in color!!
- Mount the design on a piece of white card stock to bring out the stars!!
NEW Distress Oxide Sprays!!
Oxide inks are WONDERFUL because they show up on dark papers AND light papers!! Just look how fantastic this effect is when you use a stencil!!
Here, I took a tiny dab of Bleed Proof White ink and mixed it in a Ranger Mini-Mister and used the new Wave Stencil from The Crafter's Workshop..
Bleach REMOVES COLOR from paper... and every paper reacts differently to bleach! Some papers DON'T REACT to bleach.. so recommend doing a test piece of paper first by swiping some bleach on with your finger or synthetic paint brush.. the bleach takes about 3 minutes to create the FULL EFFECT so don't be surprised if you test a piece of paper and nothing happens right away!!
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