Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Mixed Media Stamping - Pencil Resist

 In my mixed media playing, I stumbled upon a fun resist technique, mixing oil- or wax-based pencils with water-based mediums. It's not as bright a contrast as you might get with an emboss-resist technique, but it has some really fun applications for backgrounds, using stencils, rubbings, and doodles. I hope you'll come over and check it out! Here is the accompanying video, with several variations on the technique to get you started.

This is the card I made using the first stenciled sample from the video - the stamps are my designs available through Impression Obsession (Daisy Dress Form, Beautiful You).

This sample was also made in a video segment, showing how the pencil can be used to create highlights in certain areas before adding color with inks or paints.  Stamps used: Dogwood Dress Form, Perfect Fit

Hope you'll check out the tutorial, then play along!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful work! Thanks for the terrific tutorial! I'm really glad I came to your blog. I got to go and see the flourishes tour and that was great fun! Thanks ;))

  2. Gorgeous cards Dina. I love resist and never thought of using my pencils to resist~duh! Thanks for the tutorial! Love the dress forms!

  3. Thanks for sharing this technique. I can't wait to try it on my next art journal page.

  4. Thank you Dina! I loved your video. I will definitely try some of these ideas! Beautiful cards, I love your dress form stamps. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  5. Wow! What a great technique. I would like to try it! Would you mind if I used the idea of a resist with pencils?
    Your work is always an inspiration to me... Just stunning. I want to thank you too for the wonderful watermarks you created for me. You are one gifted woman! :!