Here is the batch of backgrounds made from my session of playing with the wax paper:
and here is my finished card:
To create the background:
First you emboss the wax paper using an embossing folder. I did a bunch of different embossed wax papers using different folders.
The next step is to take the wax paper and place it between two pieces of white cardstock. Heat up your iron. I set the heat on the iron to a cotton setting. After it heats up you are going to iron the sandwiched wax paper between the cardstock for about a minute moving the iron around over the surface to keep it from overheating. Typically I do this on a folded up towel because I don't want to pull out the ironing board. Whatever works best for you. :)
After you finish this you will have a nice resist on your paper that you can color with mists, or distress inks. If you stamp before you put the resist on you can have a stamped image under the resist.
Onto the magic. Apply dye inks to the surface using a sponge applicator randomly. Voila the embossed image will magically appear. After you finish putting all the dye ink take a paper towel or kleenex and buff off the dye ink on the waxy surface.
Here is my finished panel. I decided to add a speckling of white paint over the surface. I put white acrylic paint down with a mix of water which I picked up on a brush and flicked over the surface.
The rest was a mix of white die cuts blended together to create an aviary scene.
A few others:
This was ironed onto a page from a book and sponged with brown dye ink.
I added a piece of vellum with a sentiment to finish these off as cards.
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