Thursday, April 19, 2012

GooseBump Resist Technique

With a name like "GooseBump" I probably should have saved this technique for Halloween, but it's a newish product by Tsukineko and I saw this technique used with Dreamweaver Stencils at the CHA this year, and I had to try it out!

"GooseBumps" is a texture spray that I liken to a watered down Glossy Accents, and it comes in a spray bottle, so you can spray "texture" onto your projects.  In this case, I used it as a resist technique to show off my Daisy Stencil LM 548.

The First step to this technique is to create your "Under Colour".  This can be done with a rainbow ink pad like "Big & Juicy" or "Spectrum", but I just rubbed my Tsukineko Rhubarb and Potters Clay ink pads directly to my Cream coloured cardstock.

I then placed the stencil on my Inked cardstock, and sprayed the entire thing with GooseBumps.
The first time I did this, I over sprayed, and the liquid leaked under the stencil, but with a little practice, the "right" consistency became easy to detect. I just sprayed until I saw the entire image glisten a little (you won't be able to see it in the photo)

Now, I got so caught up in my technique that I forgot to take pictures of each step along the way, so Maureen let me take pictures of her steps as I taught her this technique in class this week.  (Thanks Maureen!!) and that's why there is a Hot Air Balloon LL 3003 in my photo, not my Daisies, oopsie!

We have to wait for the GooseBumps to dry, and the time needed will depend on how thick you've sprayed it onto your cardstock, but about 10-15 minutes should be enough.

Once the GooseBumps was dried, I used a Brayer to apply my Tsukineko Bamboo Leaves Ink over the entire image.  The GooseBumps will resist the Ink but cover your background making the Stenciled Image Pop.  Be sure to have a paper towel handy to wipe off the excess ink from the Resisted Image.

Again, it sounds like there are a lot of steps, but all in all, it took about 20 minutes to complete, including drying time.  And that's just how I like it!  Fast, but Fabulous!

Now it's your turn to show us what you've come up with for this month's May Flowers Challenge!  Download a card to your blog, or e-mail a picture of it to Lynell and enter yourself to win Free Stencils!  There are 2 prizes to be won, LG712 floral heart wreath and LL565 Thank You Script:

 And before I sign off, Congratulations need to be made to the winners of our DreamPendous Blog Hop last week.  You all left such lovely comments on each of our blogs, and I KNOW that took some time to do, and I definitely want to thank you so much for that, but alas there can only be 3 winners, and they are...Loraine Padden, Bernie, and Miriam Prantner!  Congratulations to each of you, and be sure to e-mail Lynell with your addresses so she can get your Stencils mailed out to you!

And with that,
Ink 'til you Implode,
Resist 'til you Rebel,
and be sure to take some time and play with a new technique this week, it'll be fun, I promise!


  1. What an interesting technique Jessie! I will have to give that a try. Thanks for your wonderful tutorial!

  2. Jessie, lovely card. I have yet to try that technique, though I have plenty of Goose Bumps at the store.

  3. Great technique and beautiful results! I'll have to give that a try.

  4. Jessie your card is gorgeous. I have to try this technique. I love the result. Fabulous!!

  5. Oh, boy, another fun technique to play with! I love Goosebumps (although they make a huge uncleanable mess!) Thanks for sharing!