Saturday, March 14, 2015

WAX PAPER BACKGROUND you didn't think I'd be back already!! Working with the wax paper was easier than I thought.  I hate throwing things out when they look so cool and well.......after the last card doing the resist with wax paper the spent wax paper had a beautiful design on it and I thought why not treat it kind of like Velum.

Here's what it looked like when I was done with the last card.  So I decided to do a type of Northern lights effect using Tim Holtz distress ink pads.  The paper doesn't get very dark no matter how much ink you use so just be satisfied with a lighter look.
I masked off an area for a glowing moon effect and just started adding combinations of yellow, red, blue green, and dark blue inks.  I also used a paper towel to really burnish the color in and to remove from any residual wax that was left.  Slip a piece of white paper under the wax paper to check for darkness.  When your happy remove mask from moon and start stamping.  I used Staz on in black and alot of pressure but the image is still very light..

 I then mounted it on navy card stock with tape and then attached it to a white 5 x 6.5" card base.  This was also a sympathy card so I was ok with it looking deeper on a dark mat.
I wanted to try it again but have it look brighter so I made this one which was adhered to white stock and then placed on a black card base.  I also used a different stamp to show a little difference.

Like I said I hate throwing out something that I think I can transform and I think they look kind of cool.  So if you try the previous posted the wax paper and give these a try.



  1. What a great technique! I love the soft look of the background and the added texture is wonderful.

  2. Your card is lovely, Susan, and so is the technique you used with the wax paper too! Saw your comment on Shelly's blog and if you ever have a question about your blog or computer, let me know. If I don't know I can usually find the answer. Hugs,

  3. Wonderful card. What a great way of not letting a good piece go to waste. To be honest, I probably would have thrown it out. Now I will have to look at things twice before they make in the trash.