April 10, 2013

Wax Paper Art

Happy Wednesday everyone, I was able to talk my sister Barb and sister-in law Judy into yet another family technique challenge. This time around we are using a video tutorial created for StampTV.


This technique uses wax paper and a Cuttlebug to create a resist like design.  I don't use my wax paper very much, in fact I don't have a clue when I even bought my roll but if I wanted to give it a guess it would be about 18 years ago... apparently it still works, at least when used for crafts :) The age of the wax paper is probably why the pattern is not as detailed as I would have liked.

I pulled out my craft sheet and our little travel iron, which also has not seen the light of day for many many years :). It is the perfect size for crafting, I got the raised eyebrow from my husband as I tend to get when items migrates to my craft area.

I used a mix of Memento Desert Sand and Antique Linen Distress ink to get the varied color, the detail was light but still visible. I made the second layer a little darker than the first.

I used mix of Rhubarb Stalk, Potter's Clay, Dandelion and Rich Cocoa added to the stamp to created the blend of colours for the tall wildflower image. I create some embellishments with a circle punch and fussy cut  flowers, I added some gems for a little bit of sparkle. I finished with a simple small sentiment in the corner.

Stop by Barb and Judy's blogs to see what projects they have created using this same technique. StampTV has many wonderful ideas as well.

Supplies: Natural Ivory and brown card stock, Stacy Stamps-Solid wildflower,  The Stamps of Life -

minis4circles, mini daisy, gems, misc punches, embossing folder, wax paper.



  1. Oh Nina love the card ...love your wild flowers. Yes I had to go on a hunt for good old fashion wax paper then try to use it . Thank you so much for sharing and thank you so much for the challenge can't wait to see the next one.
    Have a great day.


  2. Ok Little Sis,

    I am so totally going to steal your 'button flower' embellishments idea, its GORGEOUS!

    Your card is so tasteful and elegant as is your standard, I love how your mind works.

    Next challenge please?

    ♥ Sis

  3. What a beautiful card!! I've heard of the wax paper resist before but never investigated. Thanks for the link!
    Your wax paper is older than my kids! :)

  4. This is a really pretty card! I love the buttons you made! So beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Fab Friday.