Friday, April 13, 2012

Freestyle Fridays - Wax Paper

I have to start by saying that I am really pleased with how quickly and effortless this card came to be.  I've seen quite a few cards made with the wax paper technique lately and decided to re-visit it.  It's quite simple really.  Cut some wax paper to fit inside an embossing folder, and once ran through your Big Shot or other embossing machine, place the wax paper between two sheets of white cardstock and iron with hot iron with no water using firm pressure.  Let it cool and then apply ink using the direct to paper technique, wipe with a paper towel and Voila! you can create something like this.

Here's what the other piece looks like, to be used at a later date.

On the inside I inked up the same image as the front on Very Vanilla by first stamping it off twice to give a watermark look and ready to have a note written over top.

Products used to create this card were:
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Whisper White and Very Vanilla
Ink: Concord Crush and Peach Parfait
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets and Elementary Elegance
Embossing Folder: Vintage Wallpaper

********REGINA'S MISSION********

Regina your mission this week is to create using Wax Paper in a manner you so choose.  And, yes, if you decide to make a card it can be square :)

See Ya Next Week!


Jacoline Fitzgerald said...

Julie I love this technique. It looks so simple and gives the paper a really elegant appearance. Thanks so much for this wonderful idea... I will try it this week as I need to make a couple of cards.

Regina Andari - said...

Love your card, love the technique! That's an interesting spin to wax paper resist!!! I look forward to working with waxed paper this week and will definitely try your technique. BTW, I like your color combo, too!