Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tutorial Try-Outs: Resist Techniques


This week I played around with 2 different tutorials...
(For both tutorials I used Jessica Sporn's "Flying Tulips" stencil.)

I started out with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Vaseline Resist:

This was definitely a messy technique, but it was fun 
(and I really liked the results)!

Next up was Christine Adolf's Krylon Foil Resist:

I decided to try it on some brown craft paper, but the paper ended up being too absorbent (even with 2 layers of spray), and the foil didn't stick.

I think this technique has a lot of potential (with the right paper). Christine used Yupo paper which is supposed to have a very non-absorbent surface.  I had never heard of it, but I am definitely intrigued now - I may have to try some (someday...).

Since I still had my foil out, and I was interested in seeing how Jessica's stencil would look with a metallic sheen, I played some more...

I ended up just using matte medium & gold foil (with the hobby iron suggested in the foil resist tutorial).

I think I'm going to play around with the idea of resist stenciling some more... Maybe try using a brushable gloss polyurethane instead?

Did you try either (or both) of these techniques?
If so, please feel free to link your post below.
(I can't wait to see!)

And, be sure to read all the way to the end of the post to see what tutorial I'm trying next!

Sandra had a fun tutorial suggestion,
so next week I'll be sharing my results from:
Carla Sonheim's Abstracted Flowers Tutorial

Kristin Dudish


  1. Your results are really fabulous. For me the Vaseline technique was not as messy as I had expected, but even seeing your lovely results I still can't work out what this foil resist is. I tried hard and enjoyed myself, and will definitely keep experimenting with my substituted technique for the Foil resist. Good choices - if it's easy it's not worth trying!

  2. SO gorgeous! LOVE the metallics and the overall techniques. Beautiful.
    I also wanted to thank you for all that you and Eva did for the PPF auction. It was such a cool event - even though I messed up and ended mine a day early - (ugh :) - I both gave and bought a painting. I ended up with the beautiful oil from Gloria. Thank you so much for everything, I LOVE your contribution to it all, xoxo

  3. The vaseline and metallic ones are my favorite. Your creativity is getting such a boost with all these new techniques. I'll just watch for now :)

  4. That does look like awesome fun... and thinking I might just have a play at next week's ... just had a pop over and it looks like fun...xx

  5. Although I completely substituted most of the products she recommended, I am so glad I tried, this was not something I probably would have thought about trying by myself! Thanks for such a great idea!!

  6. PS - I really love the results you got as well!! Very crisp stencil lines.

  7. Great idea, must give it a try! Valerie


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