Thursday, 2 January 2014

Resist Canvas Play

I'd read about a canvas resist technique using dishwasher rinse aid, which in this case didn't work, but that's because I put the initial layer of paint on way too thick. Anyway after a bit of wetting and drying I ended up with these.

I cut them into squares and played around with stamping on them using stazon and archival. The archival definitely came out on top.

These images were all stamped in archival.

I used the strip of faces from my new TH classics #4 plate, the outer images are stamped in stazon and the middle in archival.

And this one was a bit more tricky as the base colour was black. I stamped the LP image in archival, masked it off and stamped the background image in versamagic cloud white, but it didn't show up too well.

Obviously they all need a bit more work when I decide what to do with them. I'll probably take my white posca pen to them and maybe add some machine sewing, we will see, but that's for another day.


Helen said...

well, not having a dishwasher I have no rinse aid so couldn't play along with this, but I do like the results you've got!

Sue said...

That sounds a very interesting technique Sam. Your canvases look great and you have some lovely new stamps xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Well, there's a new use for Rinse Aid. I shall have to grab some from the cupboard under the sink (still hanging off its hinges!) and have a go! I look forward to seeing how these on projects! Julie Ann xx

Alison said...

They look cool Sam. Sounds like an interesting technique, where did you find it?
Alison xxx

Marianne said...

Very lovely pieces of stampart. I'm very curious what you will make with these.
xxx Marianne
PS Everything is back to normal here and I'm soooooo glad :-)) said...

They look great, looking forward to seeing how you use them.

craftimamma said...

Not heard of the rinse aid technique Sam but it sounds interesting. I have to say though your lovely samples aren't missing anything 'cos that didn't work ............they are gorgeous! Love the mix of your fab new stamps and also using the two different inks creates an interesting effect. Fab stuff!

Lesley Xx


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