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Deb Lovett 07-09-2010 09:04 AM

Vaseline Techniques
 
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Who would have thought we stampers would be using Vaseline in our art? Well, it works to make a wonderful resist.

Vaseline Resist Technique
You will need:
Vaseline
something to rub the vaseline on (wax paper works)
regular cardstock
watercolors or watery-ink
paint brush
stamp of your choice

Rub Vaseline on wax paper.
Stamp into the Vaseline, then stamp on cardstock.
Prepare your ink (either by spritzing watercolor with water, or watering down some reinkers, or smooshing the inkpad cover down into the ink to make a palette on the cover).
Paint over the Vaseline with the watery-ink. (This step smears the Vaseline which continues to "resist" the ink to varying degrees. Notice the background in these samples.)
If desired, stamp with StazOn.

Have fun. Let's see what you create.

Deb Lovett 07-09-2010 09:14 AM

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Gesso Wash Technique
(This is a cross filing. You will also find these instructions in the Gesso Techniques file.
Can you tell I was a secretary?)

Found this fascinating technique at quietfiredesign.com by Wanda H. http://www.quietfiredesign.com/Galle...zWanda.htm#top

Add color to your cardstock any way you want (watercolor, reinkers, alcohol inks, etc.). (Or skip this step and stamp directly on scrapbook paper.)
Stamp image with archival ink on prepared background.
Rub Vaseline over the stamped image.
Prepare a mixture of Gesso-Water in a spray bottle and spray over ATC.
When Gesso Wash is dry, wipe the Vaseline off. The Vaseline acts as a resist to protect the original background from the Gesso Wash.

Left: Horse: OnyxXpressions. Cardstock prepared with Distress Ink background on regular cardstock.
Right: Lady: Hampton Arts. Cardstock prepared with alcohol inks on glossy cardstock.

inkkyjo 07-15-2010 06:43 AM

i like this idea..its simple enough for me to try...lol

stampin stacy 07-15-2010 06:48 AM

Someone on another forum some time back said that if you apply Vaseline to both sides of stamped paper (not cardstock) it will end up becoming somewhat transparent, kind of like velum. Never got around to trying it but wanted to pass along in case someone else wanted to try it.

Deb Lovett 07-15-2010 07:44 PM

Great idea, Stacy, and a good addition to this thread.
BTW, I have heard of a similar technique, Faux Vellum, but you use baby oil on regular white paper. I haven't tried either idea.

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Originally Posted by stampin stacy (Post 83767)
Someone on another forum some time back said that if you apply Vaseline to both sides of stamped paper (not cardstock) it will end up becoming somewhat transparent, kind of like velum. Never got around to trying it but wanted to pass along in case someone else wanted to try it.


Deb Lovett 10-14-2010 05:06 PM

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This fantastic ATC is from Wolfeyesone. She features the Vaseline Technique and Gesso Wash. I love what she does with these techniques.

Craft Curmududgeon 12-17-2012 09:45 AM

another ressurrection...
 
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Great info & I'm one of those who did faux vellum (aka--greased paper). ;)

Here's an early ('07) example of it. I rubbed petroleum jelly onto both sides of cheap copy paper. Used a hair-dryer to melt the jelly & wiped off any excess with paper napkins. You can use an embossing gun, but the hair dryer is hot enough.

Either way you want to stamp (& color) before you vellumize the paper.

Craft Curmududgeon 12-17-2012 09:52 AM

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Here's another project using the faux vellum. I colored the butterfly (copy paper) with crayons before wiping with jelly & heat-setting. The frame is colored paper that I stamped & jelly-ed.

The center part was made by putting wool roving on the copier face & printing in color (think I used blue).

Deb Lovett 12-17-2012 08:46 PM

Thanks so much for teaching us something new and showing us your finished projects!

Craft Curmududgeon 12-18-2012 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Deb Lovett (Post 165666)
Thanks so much for teaching us something new and showing us your finished projects!

You're welcome, Deb. And TY to you for sharing the resist technique--lovely examples! BTW... One thing I found helpful when stamping 'vaseline' with detailed images? Once you stamp apply powder (talcum or cornstarch) to both sides of the stamping. It will absorb excess vaseline & help to keep the image from blurring.

Another tip... Over time you may find faux vellum can become a bit brittle. It doesn't happen overnight, but worth knowing if you want your project to last 'forever'.

Susanlhl 12-19-2012 02:47 PM

Ooh, faux vellum! I like that idea. Your projects all look so good.

I used some Vaseline with acrylic paint once and came up with a few 'peeled paint' ATCs. Here's my tutorial on that:

http://www.papercraftcentral.com/peeling-paint.html

Craft Curmududgeon 12-20-2012 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Susanlhl (Post 165731)
Ooh, faux vellum! I like that idea. Your projects all look so good.

I used some Vaseline with acrylic paint once and came up with a few 'peeled paint' ATCs. Here's my tutorial on that:

http://www.papercraftcentral.com/peeling-paint.html

I like the look, Susan, but you kind of lost me. You say "avoid painting on the vaseline". So how do you 'peel' off additional layers of paint? Thanks!

And... Your post reminded me of the period when I did several variations of using craft paint 'leftovers'.

Like most craft painters, I would put varying amounts of (acrylic) paints on my pallete paper (plastic coated freezer paper is cheaper than commercial paper & works fine). Once I was done with the painting I always had dried paint left on the pallete paper. Being a cheapskate :D I often found I could peel off the dried paint & use the pallete paper again. I also noticed that some of the dried paint peeled like a skin :rolleyes:

Jumping ahead a few years & I bought my 1st StazOn inkpad. I stamped on some dried paint & peeled it off the paper. Then I treated the paint like paper & applied it to projects. Even found I could (sometimes) use punches on the dried paint before peeling it from the paper.

And the 'vaseline connection'? If I smear a thin amount of it on a piece of glass & then cover with paint, allow the paint to dry, & peel, I can make deliberate shapes.

Susanlhl 12-20-2012 02:05 PM

Oooh, great ideas, Daniel.

As for the 'avoid painting on the Vaseline' instruction, I wanted some of the second layer of paint to stick to the first. When I painted on the Vaseline, I found the paint got too 'muddied' for my desired look so I kind of painted on the edges of the Vaseline rather than in the middle of the thickest smears. Does that make more sense? I should add that to the instructions if it does....thank you for the feedback by the way :)


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