Vaseline Resist Technique With Inks
This is a fun video where you are taught how to use the Vaseline resist technique which can be very useful for creating a variety of designs for possibly greeting cards, invitations and many other gifts.
What you will need is some white card, a tub of Vaseline, inks, sponges, a stamp press and a small sheet of fine foam. Using your finger apply a dollop of Vaseline to the fine foam and rub it evenly across the surface making sure that all of the area is covered. You should be left with a thin layer of Vaseline and a nice shiny surface to work from. You are essentially trying to make the foam into an ink pad ready for the stamp to be pressed on to it. As you would have guessed this is the next step so make sure you apply an even pressure all over the stamp of your choice so there are no gaps where the stamp touches the Vaseline. The lady in this demonstration dabs the stamp repeatedly all over the Vaseline covered foam which is another way of achieving an even coverage across it.
Push the stamp onto the white paper to leave a thin transparent layer of Vaseline resembling your stamps design. Now you reach for the sponges and apply a small amount of ink to them starting with the lightest shade of ink first. Dab at a medium pace applying average pressure to the sponge slowly building up the color density as you move forward. There will be a gradual process where the Vaseline design from your stamp slowly starts to take shape and the various inks and tonal regions will surround this creating a wonderful design tailor made to your specification. You can be quite forceful with the sponge and ink towards the end of the design so really work those colors into it to get the results you want. Have fun and be experimental, perhaps combine a few different stamps on the same sheet of card to add more depth and personal touch to your design.