Monday 9 September 2013

Waxed paper

This is a close up version of the card and samples I made for one of the articles in Cardmaking and Papercrafts.  I wanted to pop the photo's on here so you can see properly how the wax paper works.  It really is fantastic for effects.  On the card, look closely.  The background is actually a wax paper print.  I used a rubber stamp and ironed the wax paper on top of it.  I then ironed the wax paper onto a piece of card.  When you go over the card with your distress inks, the pattern appears.  The wax paper picks up the pattern of the stamp, and then when you transfer the remaining wax, it acts as a resist.  The effect is brilliant, it looks distressed and gives a very different effect than if you used the stamp direct.

You may have seen our John and Ali using wax papers for loads of different techniques - which you will find on their blogs.  Definitely worth checking out:

I had to have a go at their techniques, so here you will see what you get when you screw up your waxed paper (good for those angry days), flatten it out, then iron and distress:

Then pop a piece in your embossing folder, emboss and iron onto your paper.  Distress:

And then, one I actually found myself (along with many folk who just couldn't throw away the pretty wax paper left when you had done your die cutting).  Use your die, cut out the wax paper with the die, and then iron the image onto your card and distress.  I love this one:

Dont they just make lovely backgrounds!  That's just a little bit of wax paper - marvellous.  Make sure you get hold of some, and have a play :)


JJ said...

Hi Leonie, These are beautiful, love this idea will have to give it a try.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Leonie these are great techniques and I love the way you've used them. Craft On, Angela x