Resists are a wonderful, n’est-ce pas? They’re one of the coolest things we do in art journaling and general crafty/artsy endeavors. It’s like a magic trick! One of my most favorite resist techniques is done with Distress Ink and UTEE. Jenn, who is MixedMedia Jenn on YouTube, used this technique in this video. I absolutely love it as it’s so simple and so effective. Check out Jenn’s other videos as she’s a really talented artist who is new to YouTube and could use the exposure!
UTEE or regular embossing powder can also be used to mask part of a project and then you can place a plain piece of computer paper, iron the paper and the embossing powder will be transferred to the paper leaving plain resisted paper behind. How cool is that?!
Aside from UTEE, you can also use gesso as a slight resist (gesso is usually tinted by whatever media you use), but it will be lighter than bare paper which will absorb the media really quickly. Using gesso as a resist will usually give a nice tone-on-tone look.
Resists can also be done using watercolor and masking fluid, however yours truly has no masking fluid, so I’ve yet to play with this particular resist technique.
This simple technique can add a whole new dimension to any page. How do you do resists? I would love to see what you’ve made!