Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ink Resist Paper

     I love the ink resist technique for making custom backgrounds, and I was so excited to play around with this Parisian Anthology House of Three ink resist paper from Pink Paislee! You never know quite how combinations of colors are going to look, and I went darker on this page than I was picturing in my mind. I like how it turned out anyway! I think the darker colors set off the black and white photo very nicely.

     My absolute favorite scrapbooking element of all time has to be Pink Paislee's artisan elements. I think they designed them just for me! I sponge painted these with navy blue and black acrylic paint and then stamped on them. 

     This photo was large, so the background wouldn't fit inside my favorite embossing folder the way I'd hoped, so a crafty compromise was in order. I embossed my Rich Razzleberry mat multiple times in overlapping sections, and I love how it turned out! The paper looked like leather when I was finished!

Hope you're having a scrap-happy week!! Thanks for stopping by!

Materials used: 

Paper: Parisian Anthology House of Three ink resist paper, Life's a Portrait - Webster's pages (border), Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Joann Crafts
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, and Basic Black - Stampin' Up, Staz-on
Embellies: Artisan Elements - Pink Paislee, Monogram Transparency - 7 Gypsies, Floral Pick - Webster's pages, Sticker - Creative Imaginations, Pearls, paper doily - Michael's
Other: Old songbook page, acrylic paint, Seam Binding - Webster's, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up


  1. Absolutley beautiful!!!! I love what you did with the artisan elements!! Gorgeous!!

  2. Completely beautiful!! I love that the colors are so perfectly fitted to her personality!