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Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox

Published on: February 16th, 2015 4:41 PM Posted in: Cards, Tags, Tim Holtz® Distress

Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox

Guest Designer Shelly Hickox shares an easy embossing resist technique that you can use on cards, tags, and home decor projects!

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Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox | www.rangerink.comHi all! It’s Shelly Hickox with you today sharing a quick and easy resist technique. I love working with embossing powder and experimenting with new techniques. Weathered White embossing powder has a very unique texture and finish – perfect for an aged effect that mimics the look of texture paste, but without the drying time!

Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox | www.rangerink.com1. Begin by cutting a piece of watercolor to fit the plaque. Stamp script randomly using Watering Can Archival ink.

Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox | www.rangerink.com2. Next, lay stencil over paper and pounce with Emboss It Dabber. Reposition stencil as required to cover entire surface.

Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox | www.rangerink.com3. Remove stencil and immediately cover inked surface with Weathered White Embossing Powder. Use heat gun to melt powder.

Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox | www.rangerink.com4. Spray/dispense Distress Stains onto a Non-Stick Craft Sheet. Spritz lightly with water. If you want a lighter shade of stain, spray more heavily to dilute.

Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox | www.rangerink.com5. Lay your embossed watercolor paper face down onto the ink and press to transfer stain to paper. Lift paper off the sheet. If the stain isn’t spreading enough, spritz with more water. If more layers of color are desired, repeat the process until you’re happy with the look. Let air dry or use heat gun to dry.

Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox | www.rangerink.com6. Use Mini Distress Inks and Ink Blending Tool to intensify color. Because the Weathered White embossing powder has a matte finish, it won’t totally resist the ink. If you’d rather keep the embossed areas white, you can gently wipe the ink off with a baby wipe.

Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox | www.rangerink.com7. Prepare the plaque by removing the existing paper and lightly sanding the edges. Prime the edges with white gesso and, when dry, paint with Glacier White Paint Dabber.  Set aside to dry.

Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox | www.rangerink.com8. Stamp butterfly onto plastic film using permanent ink. When dry, cut out.

Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox | www.rangerink.com9. Spread a thin layer of Glossy Accents on to back side of butterfly. Cover with Rock Candy Distress Glitter. Let dry.

Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox | www.rangerink.com10. Stamp sentiment onto a watercolor paper scrap using Watering Can Archival Ink. Color using a water pen and Distress Ink.

Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox | www.rangerink.com11. Now let’s put it all together! Cover the back of the embossed paper with Glue ‘n Seal and adhere to plaque. Use a brayer to smooth it and get rid of any air pockets. When dry, adhere butterfly to plaque using Wonder Tape. Heat lightly with heat tool and bend up wings. Cut individual words from stamped sentiment and adhere them to the plaque using Glue ‘n Seal. Finally, add idea-ology Industrious Stickers to top and bottom of plaque.

Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox | www.rangerink.comHow fun and easy was that? Be sure and check out Ranger’s entire range of embossing powders – I know you’ll be as inspired as I am!

Shelly

Shelly HickoxShelly Hickox has been a paper-crafter all her life. She loves to inspire others to explore their creativity and try new techniques. An avid rubber stamper, her work has been featured in a variety of publications.
Shelly and her husband on three acres in northern Mississippi, just south of Memphis, TN. When not covered in ink and paint, she loves to spend her days hunting down vintage junk, gardening, and reading.
For more inspiration, you can check out Shelly’s blog

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