Inspired by an embossed resist technique I learned about from Split Coast Stampers, I decided to give it a try with one of the French dictionary pages I was given earlier this year. I applied gesso to one side and was prepared to stamp over the gesso. But it was so opaque that none of the text was visible – which was supposed to be part of the design. So I turned it over and used the other side instead . . .
The problem is that the gesso-covered text was now visible from the other side. I decided to regard it as texture and went ahead anyway. I stamped the lilies and clear embossed. Then I sponged over them with the three colors of Distress inks. I like the results but I'm going to repeat this method without the gesso and see if I can keep the text visible on one side only.
Cardstock: Generic Orchid, Cream, French dictionary page
Stamps: Hero Lily Silhouette, Too Much Fun “A bouquet of wishes…”
Inks: VersaMark, Distress Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans,
Tumbled Glass, Brushed Corduroy
Emb Powder: Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear
Dies: Tim Holtz Tattered Banners, Memory Box Grove Branch
Doo Dads: Bonnie’s Best Metal Corners Cutout Bright Antique
Copper, Craf-T Products Copper Rub-Ons,