Monday, January 29, 2018

My Other Creations: Rubber Cement Resist with Watercolors

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "Resist It."  I decided to try my hand at a resist technique using Rubber Cement and watercolors to make the background of my notebook cover.

I started with a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper which I drizzled Rubber Cement on in a random pattern.

I let that dry (though it remained tacky even after a whole day of drying) and watercolored in between each of the sections-- kind of like stained glass.

Using just your finger or an eraser, you can rub the Rubber Cement off once the watercolor dries.  The picture will remain white wherever the Rubber Cement was.  Once I rubbed off the Rubber Cement, I added some drips of watercolor and also added some Brusho crystals which I spritzed with water.  I threw on some ink smudges and this is the end result:

With my background done, I cut out the girl image (from Jane Davenport's collage images) and adhered her to a square of text paper.  I made a crown for her and colored her in with inks and Sharpies and stamped some splatters here and there.  I added the sentiment to the bottom of her (which I LOVE- from Impression Obsession) and then I sewed the collage to a notebook cover.  I painted around the edges with black and blue paint and distressed it a bit further with some brown Distress Ink.

Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

What are you going to do to "resist it" this week?  Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.