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Wax Paper Resist - #2 - Faux Embossing Resist - put wax paper in an embossing folder, run through Cuttlebug, Sandwich wax paper between 2 sheets of card stock and iron. Then apply ink (like Distressed Ink) to a ink blending tool and apply to cardstock. Ink will not stick to the wax.

Shari Carroll shows you how to create backgrounds using stamps, inks and papers. Visit for more inspirational cardmaking and stamping ideas.

Wax Paper Technique #2 - Faux Embossing Resist 006 by ronijj, via Flickr. You don't have to use embossing powder.

I have done this with TH Distress Ink too. Works great but love how she paints over it in white on an art journaling page. Wonderful!

here's a simple way to create a "painted background" without having to get your paintbrush out......all you need is your journal, your favorite water-soluble markers (i use tombow brush pens), an acrylic block, and a mini mister.

background technique for art journaling - gesso background dried; spritz 2 paint colors, then water and tip to make it run; add saran wrap and crinkle up; dry.

Very cool background technique. Stamp music with Distress Ink on "negative" side of EF (the side with the recessed areas). Emboss. Highlight embossing with another color of Distress Ink.

Mist a stamp with water and stamp directly onto a watercolored background. The stamp picks up the color and leaves a pretty white mark.

Waxed paper used for background. Used with Cuttlebug folders.