Saturday, 3 September 2011

Saturday Show & Hels... The Watermark Resist Technique

...I thought it was high time I did another "Show & Hels"... well, the Summer is over (more's the pity) and most peeps will be back from their holidays now... so... time for me to share some more of the knowledge and know how I learnt earlier this year at Ranger U. Today I am showing you the Watermark Resist Technique which gives a totally fantastic faux batik effect... without having to dust the iron off. I have done step by step photo's, so this post is a bit picture heavy, but hopefully you will enjoy it and be whizzing off to try it yourself. Oh... you haven't got a Watermark Resist pad? No problemo... I have a spare one that I will be giving away to one randomly chosen comment... the winner of which will be announced next Saturday, 10th September :O)) Oh and... I will also be giving this card I made away with the Watermark Resist pad too... so you can see what the technique looks like close up...




The ingredients you will need are:

Ranger Watermark Resist Pad

Heat Tool
Brayer
Adirondack DYE inkpads
**these are the felt ones**
Ranger Glossy Card

Stamp/s

Paper Towels




Before we start...
A bit of info and the science bit... Adirondack Ink Pads come in two varieties... firstly is the Dye based inkpad, which we are using today... this is a FELT pad. The other is a Pigment ink based pad and this one is FOAM... and... just so you don't get muddled up, those clever chaps at Ranger have designed the packaging so the Dye based ink pads are a creamy colour... and the Pigment inkpads are black! Cool huh? Anyways... on with the tutorial!

STEP 1

Cut your Glossy card to your required size. Ink the stamp with the Watermark Resist pad... make sure you have a good even coverage. Stamp onto the Glossy card and dry with a heat tool for a
few seconds only. **heat for too long... the image starts to disappear**


STEP 2

Using your Brayer, pick up ink from one of your pads and layer onto the cardstock... repeat with a different colour and so on, until you have all the colours you want to use on your cardstock (don't do what I did and forget to wipe your Brayer clean before going onto your next pad... Butterscotch doesn't like having a dirty great big Terracotta strip down its middle lol)
I used Butterscotch, Stonewashed and Terracotta for this step...



STEP 3

Repeat the layering, really working the colours into the cardstock. You will see the Watermarked image
really starting to pop. Now is a good time to bring in a slightly darker colour for the edges. For this step, I brought in one of my fave Adirondack colours... Pesto...




STEP 4

Once you have all your colours as you want them, use paper towel to gently wipe away the excess ink from the cardstock. This will also make the stamped image pop even more.
I have found that using a nice soft cloth after you have used paper towel also buffs the card nicely too.



So, there you have it. A really simple, yet very effective, technique. I love using the Faux Batik technique but have soon been won over by this one... and it means that using glossy cardstock also makes a nice change to the normal stuff. **and there is no guilt regarding the whole iron scenario too lol** I carried on to finish the card - I used Black Archival to stamp my image - remember to heat set this otherwise it will just sit on the glossy card and... smudgey mishaps can happen (mmmm, there speaks the voice of experience)



To add a bit of depth to the card, I also made another Watermark Resist on some extra glossy card and used the butterflies that I had already stamped in black, so I could cut them out and pop them onto the main design. The extra cardstock from around the butterflies then meant I had a little mat to fit inside the Ornate Plate for the sentiment, also stamped in Jet Black Archival ink :O)) I do hope that you found this tutorial helpful, please do let me know what you think... and if you have a play yourself, please let me see your results :O))




Don't forget... if you leave me a comment here on this post and I will enter you into the drawer to win a brand new Watermark Resist pad
plus the card I finished for this tutorial :O))




I had planned to post this earlier... but... I got waylaid watching the season finale of Dexter... ooooh, I do so lurve that bad-boy! Ooooooh, and... I just remembered... tomorrows Sunday Stamper is going to be a special one with a giveaway etc because tomorrow I start the countdown to a very important and imminent date... check in tomorrow to see what I am waffling on about this time :O)) Anyways... tis waaaaay past my bedtime now so I am going to say... thanks for looking ... and... TTFN, have a lovely Saturday!

Hels x


PS... I just thought that I would mention that the packaging for the Dye based inks changed not so long ago... some of the pads I have are older and they have a flip down lid that pops off for when you are using it... the new ones have a lift off lid... they are still exactly the same ink inside... just an updated packaging :O)) HTH!

61 comments:

sharon said...

Ooooh, I am so going to try that out this weekend. I love the faux batik look but really can't be bothered with faffing about with the iron ;-)

Thanks Hels.

shirley said...

Fab card and tutorial Hels!
Going to try this soon.
TFS!

Pam said...

This is totally fabulous!! I love batik fabrics and this replicates it well. I thank you from the toes to the inky fingers!

Dots Dabbles said...

thanks Hels...the effect looks great! now I know where /i went wrong...I dried the watermrk off
Dot x

Kathy Eddy said...

Ooh, love the results you got here. Looks like it's fast and easy too! This I can fit into my schedule. Please throw my name into the draw for the chance to win this beauty! Thanks Hels!

Neil said...

Great tutorial Hels, thanks for sharing. I don't have that watermark pad but I guess other makes work too? Great card in gorgeous autumn colours...... definitely need to try this.

Gabrielle said...

Oh David's going to love me doing this technique! It'll mean he doesn't have to buy yet another iron! Thanks Hels - you're an appliance super hero - saving irons from premature visits to the iron graveyard!

Sandy said...

Wow what a wonderful technique and so beautiful card hun.
Unbelievable.

Joanne said...

That's a new one on me. I've never heard of the watermark resist pad or if I have, I probably thought of the distress embossing pad. Der! Also I only have 3 of the dye pads, lettuce, denim and black! Guess I won't be joining in with this one then. Love the effect too.
Hugs Joanne xx

Dragon said...

I love this technique too, and you have made such a fabby card with your bits... I use shiny card a lot and clear ep... Now this IS the final countdown for that birdy swap!!! YES you are IN!!! Have emailed you
Frankie
xx

Caz said...

Wow.....this is a 'must try'! I'm thinking that the pad is the same as Versamark????? Will try it with that anyway as I don't have a Ranger one.
Need to make a birthday card this weekend so might try using this technique - no pressure!!
TFS!
xx

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, my favourite ever technique - I haven't done any resist for a while - h'mm, might have to get out the inks again... thanks for the inspiration x

Barb Cady said...

Brilliant tutoral Hels! I love the look of the card and will have a go later today! Now... where did I put that glossy card...oh my the craft room is a mess...perhaps a tidy up is called for first! xx

Helen said...

Great step by step - I love this technique - and your tag is beautiful.

Tigs said...

Gorgeous card and a fab technique too.

inkypinkycraft said...

This is gorgeous and looks fab. I love these stamps, they are beautiful. can' t wait to have a go , let you know how I go!! Trace x

Val said...

Fab tutorial and card Hels. You make it look so easy - I guess it really is about knowing what you are doing!

Love
Valxx

Brenda Brown said...

Thanks Hels, this is fabulous and something I will have a go at, hopefully soon.
Enjoy your weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

ElizabethR said...

Thank you for the lesson, i am so going to try that out! Love anything Batik, those colours are gorgeous. Love Elizabeth x

Lulabelle said...

Love your card Hels!
Love the look this technique gives!
Thanks for sharing!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Thanks for a great tutorial. I like avoiding getting the iron out as menfolk seem to think they are going to get some shirts done!

Lucy x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love using this technique Hels and your card is gorgeous. Cannot wait to hear your news, I'm just nosy LOL. Tracy x

Scrap-in said...

Ohhh I sooo love this card. I have to try this!!! Thanx for the tutorial Hels. I know what i'm going to do this weekend!!!!!

Mary said...

Very cool technique and awesome tutorial. I didn't even know about this watermark resist ink. Beautiful card as well, love the colors! =)

Georgie Horn said...

Thanks for sharing this technique...I'll wait until the after you choose a winner before I go buy myself some of this...

Heather Williams said...

Great tutorial - and the card is impressive too. Much as I love your tags and canvases they always overwhelm me but I feel that this is very do-able and I can already feel the mojo working.

Thanks.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Hels, hope you're having a great weekend. Thanks for this great tutorial, that is a technique I will have to try. The finished card is beautiful. Thanks for the cance to win it.

Sandy Diller said...

Just Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing

Kate said...

What a gorgeous card!!!! I love the color combo! Your blog is one of my fav's! Keep the inspiration coming! Kate

Gillian .... said...

Oooo I likey this technique alot, need to try this out, what a great step by step hun ... oh wait I don't have the watermark pad .... please can I go in the draw:) xxx

RosC said...

G'day Hels.
Been away in the Land of Busy lately so it's a while since I visited anyone.
Love this tutorial thanks, and want to try the Watermark stuff which I have sitting somewhere just waiting for your demo.
Cheers,
Ros.
(from Oz)

Firenze said...

Such a fab tutorial - and I love TONS of pictures! TFS!
Helen -- Firenze Cards

DonnaMundinger said...

Love your tut! I wasn't even aware of this watermark resist. Love the effect! Really beautiful. xxD

Marjie Kemper said...

Thanks for this tute and for sharing your gorgeous tag. It's been too long since my brayers saw the light of day! I've given it a go here:

http://tinyurl.com/marjieewv24

Becky said...

Absolutely gorgeous and quite lush too!

Alison Horne said...

Beautiful hels. Methinks a terracotta sripe down the middle may be quite slimming, but am probably just hallucinating from lack of carbs due to Dukan diet.x

Mags said...

lovin it lovin it lovin it! Roll on when I can get crating again !!!

Lesley said...

Great tag and fabby tutorial....so happy you've done another!!!!
I guess i better dust off the brayer!!

Laura said...

Too cool! Love your creation.

Eemeli said...

Totally amazing! That background is something I cannot find words to describe it ...it rocks! ^^ And those beauty butterflies just nail this thing.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Aj* said...

to use my husband words

*sigh* "this means your going to go shop again doesnt it ?"

I need an ink pad splurge !


Fantastic tag !


Aj.

betjunroe said...

Love your step-by-step tutorial! Butterflies rock and so does this tag! I will have to try this technique very soon. Bette

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic tag and a great step-step-tutorial. I think I'll have to take a try.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card love the faux batik tech. Thanks for the tutorial .
Marilyn

Annette Goodey said...

What a great technique and a marvellous card. Can see that I shall have to try this out very soon! A visit to Wendy might be called for to obtain the watermark pad!!
All the best - Annette

Vic said...

One of my favorite techniques and you rock it!

The Octopode Factory said...

fantastic!

Elaine said...

Great mix of colours on your tag. On no....think I might need to have a play with a water resist ink pad now!!

Gill said...

Thank you for the tutorial. Your card looks fabulous.

funkycrafter said...

i like your tuts. i learn a lot and have fun at the same time. and i really like the colors on the tag.

Shazza said...

this is gorgeous and I have never even heard of the Watermark Resist pad- how out of touch am I? Love your card, gorgeous colours Hels
x

Sam Healey said...

I'm so cuffed I've found your blog as I love your work in the Craft Stamper. Loving the resist technique ;o)xxx

craftimamma said...

Great tutorial Hels! This is one of my fave techniques but haven't done it for ages. Thanks for the reminder. You're using some brilliant colour combos and those butterflies are lovely. Wonderful card!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Caroline said...

Great technique and gorgeous card! Thanks for reminding me about the technique... havent used it in a while. :)

Rachelxx said...

Just gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant tutorial - I'm definitely going to have a go at this. Elizabeth x

fairy thoughts said...

This is my first visit, found you on woyww.
great technique with very clear photo instructions thanks. I might try and have a go tomorrow
janet

nerllybird said...

Brilliant tutorial, thank you. And no, I don't have a watermark resist pad! AND - I actually thought I was already following your blog, so altho I was wrong it's good to have you on Google Reader now :D
Helen S

Lottie said...

Oh what an amazing technique - I din't know that things like this existed and you are so generous to not only sharing how to do it - but to give a pad away too.

You are a star - thanks for letting me join in for a chance of winning the pad.

Lottie said...

Oh what an amazing technique - I din't know that things like this existed and you are so generous to not only sharing how to do it - but to give a pad away too.

You are a star - thanks for letting me join in for a chance of winning the pad.

Sue'sstuff said...

Inkylicious - great 'ingredients' and innovative use of same - what a brain! Mmmmmm

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