Allow me to introduce you to Studio Multi-Medium in Matte. This little gem has been hiding out just waiting for you to discover it. There are numerous ways to use this product but today we are going to work with it as a resist. A resist is just what it sounds like, it resists ink or paint that you might put on it allowing the area around it to be colored and the area underneath to remain untouched.
For this example I will be using Studio Multi-Medium in Matte, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, a Tim Holtz Tag, BasicGrey Curio paper, a stencil, a sponge dauber and a paint brush.
I began by covering the Tim Holtz tag with a piece of paper from the BasicGrey Curio Theme Set. Once the paper was attached and I trimmed the excess, I positioned my stencil (this stencil was created using a die cut machine) and used two small pieces of tape to hold it in place. Then I carefully applied a liberal amount of the Studio Multi-Medium.
Once I had a good layer of the Studio Multi-Medium on, I carefully removed the stencil and allowed the image to dry. I took this opportunity to add a few stamped images. After the resist dried completely, I used a sponge dauber to apply Distress Ink to the entire tag.
You can see how the resist did not pick up any of the ink allowing the shape of the stencil to really show through. You can also use this same technique with stamps but I would recommend foam stamps or images without a lot of detail and be sure to thoroughly clean your stamps afterwards.
This is how my completed tag turned out. I hope you have enjoyed getting to know Studio Multi-Medium in Matte a little better. I’m sure the two of you will become great friends! If you would like to purchase your own Studio Multi-Medium in Matte, just send me an email. That along with so many other fabulous things is available in the new MemoryWorks Spring Catalog!