Enough about me. I thought I'd share this tutorial that I created for Scrap 'n Art Magazine. If you enjoy creating unique backgrounds then you'll love this Zip Dry Resist technique. The end results looks like it might be complicated, but it's both easy and fun to do. The hardest part is being patient while the glue dries.
1. Squeeze Zip Dry up and down one side of white cardstock. Slightly smear the Zip Dry with your finger.
2. Let it dry completely before moving to the next step. (Resist the temptation to use a heat gun.)
3. When glue is dry, use blending tool to rub ink (I used Ranger Archival Ink - Saffron) onto white cardstock. A non-stick craft sheet is helpful for this step, as it makes it easier to blend in circular motions onto the cardstock.
4. Repeat this step until the card is completely covered with ink. Use a cloth or paper towel to wipe ink from dried Zip Dry.
5. Use pens to apply color to the stamp. If you are using only one color, then use a stamp pad.
6. Stamp image onto inked cardstock. Continue applying color and stamping until desired effect is achieved.
8. Add Liquid Pearls to center of flower.
Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry; Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! “Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive”; Embellishments: Kaisercraft “Flowers Violet”; Ink: Ranger Alcohol Ink “Saffron”; Paint: Ranger LiquidPearls “Buttercup”; Pens: Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Write “Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant”; Ribbon: Offray; Stamps: Unity Stamp Company “Donna Downey Insightful Meadows”; Tools: Martha Stewart “Paper Trimmer”; Tonic Studios “Tim Holtz Scissors”; Misc: Cardstock off white