A Challenge – Can You RESIST It?! {NOW CLOSED}

(This post is part of my Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

It’s time for the next challenge {NOW CLOSED} – this one is to use a resist technique of some kind on your next project!

The winner of this challenge will receive this prize:

Resist It Challenge Prize at Jennifer Grace Creates

An Amy Tangerine Day Book and a roll of washi tape!

A resist technique means using one medium as a base layer which will resist the layer on top, eg. wax crayon, glue, or clear embossing powders are some mediums you can use as the base layer before adding ink, mist, paint, etc!

My favourite is to use clear embossing ink and powder with my stamps to make a resist background. I did this for my word of the year page CLEANSE. But here’s another page for inspiration too:

Carefree layout by Jennifer Grace using a Resist Technique

I made the background by stamping lots of different shapes onto a sheet of Heidi Swapp Dreamy paper with clear ink. I tipped clear embossing powder onto each shape after stamping it, but I didn’t bother to heat emboss it until they were all done:

Carefree layout by Jennifer Grace using a Resist Technique

After heat embossing you can barely see them:

Carefree layout by Jennifer Grace using a Resist Technique

Until you swipe some paint on top – I used my watercolour paints again:

Carefree layout by Jennifer Grace using a Resist Technique

I also used a Pink Paislee resist butterfly:

Carefree layout by Jennifer Grace using a Resist Technique

Swiping it with some watered-down orange acrylic paint:

Carefree layout by Jennifer Grace using a Resist Technique

I love how it creates subtle but pretty patterns:

Carefree layout by Jennifer Grace using a Resist Technique

I used a blue pen to write my journaling to stick with the refreshing theme, it’s a lot lighter than my usual black pen:

Carefree layout by Jennifer Grace using a Resist Technique

Did you spot the free printables on here too?

Be Inspired:

Use a resist technique on your next project

Use a journal card or other paper phrase as your title

Swap a tool (eg a pen or glue) which you always use, and try a different one

If you need more resist inspiration check out Annie’s blog hop post, as she used glue-resist on some pocket scrapping cards!

To enter this challenge {NOW CLOSED}: Make something using a resist technique or resist products, and blog about it or upload it to an online gallery. Then come back here and add it to the linky tool below! You can enter this challenge as many times as you like, and you can can combine it with other challenges (mine or other online challenges).

This challenge will close on Sunday the 15th of June at 10.59pm BST. It is open internationally.

Remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!  {NOW CLOSED}

I’ll see you again at 9pm!

Jennifer x



22 Comments
  • barb macaskill
    Reply

    Resist projects are so fun! Your layout is so pretty and I love the Pink Paislee butterfly! TFS!

    June 7, 2014 at 8:26 pm
  • Love the idea of this. Have never done it myself, but it looks so pretty!

    June 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm
  • Frances
    Reply

    Love this effect on your page as it relates to your theme – almost like a mystical sky! Beautiful with the photo too!

    June 7, 2014 at 8:40 pm
  • that technique gives such a lovely effect…another super page x

    June 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm
  • beautiful layout- I love these technique !

    June 7, 2014 at 9:00 pm
  • Sarah
    Reply

    Great page – love the journalling too! Resist is a fab technique – I love the effect and your post has reminded me to use it more!

    June 7, 2014 at 9:16 pm
  • I do like a bit of resist with embossing and inks! Lovely story about being on top of the world!

    June 7, 2014 at 9:22 pm
  • Great layout!

    June 7, 2014 at 10:05 pm
  • Annie
    Reply

    ooooh love that background – the way you’ve created it reminds me of those “magic painting” books we used to have do you remember those? Big fun! Love the resist butterfly too, must try and get some of those to play with. Fabulous layout and what a stunning photo :o)

    June 7, 2014 at 10:08 pm
  • Resist techniques are often surprising and the results can be quite unexpectedly beautiful, as your embossing powder shows. I will be trying some today and, if successful, will post the results.

    June 7, 2014 at 10:25 pm
  • Jen
    Reply

    Cute page! I love the images you used for the resist- SO appropriate!

    June 7, 2014 at 10:38 pm
  • Gemma Steele
    Reply

    Great layout and that’s a stunning photo

    June 7, 2014 at 11:12 pm
  • Did definitely spot the free printable! Gorgeous LO – love the technique… I’ve got all this stuff but need this push to actually get it out and use it! Great challenge – you are so full of amazing ideas!

    June 8, 2014 at 1:32 am
  • Resisting techniques are fun to work with! Love the green on here!

    June 8, 2014 at 2:02 am
  • Wow that is a cool layout, ever did this technique on a layout just one a card, will have to give a try this week, thanks

    June 8, 2014 at 4:08 am
  • hmmm…I have my thinking cap on…
    What an amazing photograph.

    June 8, 2014 at 4:47 am
  • Such a great technique and I can’t wait to try it

    June 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm
  • Karen Schroeder
    Reply

    I haven’t done a resist technique in a while! Thanks for the inspiration!

    June 8, 2014 at 7:03 pm
  • A lovely soft effect.

    June 8, 2014 at 7:11 pm
  • what a beautiful layout! I’ve always wanted to try the resist technique – thanks for the inspiration!

    June 8, 2014 at 9:53 pm
  • Pretty page – did the heating in one go help with more than time? I’d be concerned about knocking the powder back off!

    June 9, 2014 at 11:49 am
  • Janet
    Reply

    Beautiful layout! I am going to try this after work today!

    June 9, 2014 at 1:02 pm

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