Recently, I decorated a sheet of watercolor paper using inks and stencils and a ‘resist’ technique.
This technique means you apply something on the paper to stop the ink from being absorbed by the paper. I learned this technique from a post on Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s blog. Here is the link to her blog : http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com
Since a few people commented on it, I thought I’d do a quick step-by-step tutorial of what I did. You’ll need watercolor paper, an ink spray, some petroleum jelly, the stencil you want to use, kleenex and some newspaper to absorb the extra ink. My stencil comes from this pack :
Once the rest is dry, lay a kleenex on the wet ink that is on the stencil. Then, carefully wipe off the petroleum jelly.
Make sure to get all of the Vaseline off and there you go! You can add more stencils to your page, or more ink, it’s up to you. It’s very easy to apply this technique to many projects like cards, scrapbook layouts, Project Life inserts and art journals. Have fun!