Hi everyone! Today I have a wax paper resist step-by-step tutorial to share, using my Sizzix dies in some really fun ways.
I came up with the idea for this tutorial while I was working on this card, using an intricate Thinlits die, which needed a sheet of wax paper between the die and the paper to die cut perfectly. I thought I could use the die cut wax paper for a great wax paper resist technique, inspired by a challenge I took part in a five years ago (thank you Daria!) and by my own wax crayon resist tutorial earlier this year.
By die cutting shapes from wax paper, you can get really cool resist effects, and it is a great way of getting even more out of your dies. This technique works best on coated paper. In my examples I used Ranger Specialty Stamping paper, which is a matte coated paper, and their glossy cardstock. Both work equally well, on ordinary cardstock the effect will not be as striking. Let's start!
Die cut the Moroccan card front - or any other die - from wax paper. I also die cut a tag from Specialty Stamping paper.
Adhere the label to the tag and layer leaves and a piece of twine under the owl.
I made a Halloween tag too, because I wanted to do the technique with this spider web die:
Ink with Pumice Stone, Dusty Concord and Black Soot and wipe the ink off the wax resist parts.
Stamp with a texture stamp and Black Soot ink and with a text stamp and Jet Black ink - or use Black Soot for both. If you use Black Soot for both, the text will look like it is underneath the web.
Die cut two bottles from grungeboard and ink one with Dusty Concord and the other with Black Soot. Stamp with a crackle stamp and Archival Jet Black ink. This is the same stamp that I used for the wings of the owl. Coat with Glossy Accents, except for the top, and sprinkle with a little bit of Rock Candy glitter.
The finished tag. The bottles were adhered with foam dots. I placed Chit Chat stickers on the bottles and a few strands of paper twine underneath them, as a table.
By using other dies and colours, this technique can work for any type of project. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you for looking!
Surfaces: Ranger: Specialty Stamping Paper, Glossy Cardstock; Tim Holtz Core'dinations Color-Core cardstock; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grungeboard; wax paper
Dies: Sizzix: Moroccan Card Front, Mini Owl & Crescent Moon, Mini Apothecary Bottles, Cobwebs, Tag & Bookplates, Long Labels, Trick or Treat, Flower & Heart, Mini Tattered Leaves
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Simple Sayings, Classics #9, The Chemist, Ultimate Grunge, Urban Tapestry, Fabulous Flourishes; Hero Arts Printer's Lowercase alphabet
Ink: Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Pumice Stone; Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Potting Soil
Stain: Distress Stain: Dusty Concord, Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge
Glitter: Rock Candy Distress Glitter
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Seasonal Chit Chat stickers, Crinkle Ribbon, Neutral Paper String; twine
Adhesive: Ranger Glossy Accents