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Monday, September 19, 2016

Wax paper resist technique

Welcome to my blog. Today I want to share a technique that is an oldie but goodie. The wax paper resist technique. It works amazing with distress inks. This tutorial will be featured on the Distress Ink Technique page on facebook. I am one of the admins and we take turns to post a tutorial on there every monday, the technique of the week :-)

Well let me explain this particular technique. You will need an old iron to do this technique, or one you don't use for your fancy clothes ;-)

This is what you need: an old iron, two pieces of card, a piece of wax paper and an embossing folder. Oh and an embossing machine obviously lol.

I dry embossed the sheet of wax paper using an embossing folder and a piece of card to add more pressure.

Here you see the pattern embossed in the wax paper.

I cover the front and back with my pieces of card stock, and put this sandwich inbetween two sheets of cheap copy paper.

You iron over the cheap copy paper to get the wax to melt onto the card stock. It goes very quickly. I put my iron on the highest setting and just move it over the sheets a few times.

You can barely see it, but the wax print is on there! Trust me ha ha ha.

See, I told you it was there. Here you see the difference between the embossed and the debossed side of the wax paper imprint. Left is the embossed side and on the right the debossed side. I inked over it with stormy sky distress ink and an ink blending tool.

I turned them into two christmas cards with some embellishments and stamped sentiment.

I stuck the card onto a card blank after I trimmed it to size and inked the edges with some walnut stain distress ink. I had this ATC laying around for ages, so I decided to use it as a card topper.
Then stamped my sentiment in black and after that completely dried, I stamped it again but with embossing ink and heat embossed it in silver.

On this card I stamped the sentiment in archival ink and after it dried I wrapped some baker's twine around the card stock befor I stuck it to the card blank. I added a little red jingle bell to give it a more festive look. I painted a wooden snowflake silver and adorned it to my card and it is done!

Thank you so much for taking the time to have look and I hope you are going to give this technique a try :-)

Have a great day, and keep your  craft on ;-)

Take care,



  1. What an awesome technique! And I love cards you created using this! Beautiful!

  2. Quick question, Lovely...if I am reading this correctly... On the first card, you stated you stamped the sentiment in black, after it dried, you stamped it again, with embossing ink before heat embossing, in silver. Do you have a secret for being able to stamp in the same spot, so perfectly?

    1. Yes you read that correctly. I stamped the second time slightly offset, so the black is like a shadow. Sometimes it is a bit more off set than other times ;-) ;-). For perfect off set stamping I could use my MISTI though.

  3. Wonderful cards, what a brilliant technique, I'm definitely going to try this! 😍💕 xx

    1. Thank you so much Zoe. I can't wait to see what you make :-):-)

    2. Thank you so much Zoe. I can't wait to see what you make :-):-)