This technique is similar to the Textured Glue Resist Background Technique also featured in Techniques Zone.

This time we are using cheap PVA Glue to create a resist area on our actual rubber stamped art so that when we smoosh colour over the top our stamped images are left untouched by the background colour! Its a cool effect and with a little experimentation you can create different effects and styles…

What You Need:

* Coloured Matt Card Stock – I used cream and yellow
* White PVA Glue
* Embossing Heat Gun
* Memories Inkpad in: Black, Hunter Green and Art Print Brown
* Post It Notes
* Scissors
* Pigment Inkpads in various colours (I used Colorbox Paint Pad Brights)
* Kitchen Tissue (or toilet paper)
* Paint Brush

Rubber Stamps Used:
* Harlequin Background (Hero Arts)
* Winged Face in Clock (Stampers Anonymous)
* Time Word (Time To Stamp)
* Large Clock Face (Non Sequitur)
* Pocket Watch (Gotcha Images)
* Small Watch (Angel Art Stamps)
* Life Is Fun (Hero Arts)
* Time Is Eternity Background (Non Sequitur)


1. Repeat stamp Harlequin background onto card stock with art print brown memories inkpad.

2. Repeat stamp time is eternity word background with hunter green over the top.

3. Stamp face with wings stamp using black memories as shown in the scan above.

4. Now stamp the large pocket watch with black as shown, and stamp again onto post it note paper and cut out to create a mask of the image and place over the stamped image on your card.

5. Over stamp the large clock face so it overlaps the pocket watch mask as shown in the scan.

6. Stamp the small watch and life is fun word to finish.

7. Heat set your card with your embossing heat tool to make sure your inks are properly dry.

8. Take your paint brush and carefully paint over the top of all your stamped images. You want a nice smooth thin coat of glue. You can also add accent to the card background as well if you wish – this is optional.

9. Heat set the glue to dry it.

10. Take 2-3 different pigment inkpads and smoosh them over your card stock. I used pink, blue and lilac. Do not be afraid of applying pressure and getting a good firm smooshing of ink.

11. Take your kitchen/toilet paper towelling and gently wipe across the areas where your glue is on the stamped images. As you do this you will notice that you are lifting off the pigment ink from the stamped images and create a resist effect. The pale colour of the card stock will be visable only where the actual glue is.

12. Heat set.

Your glue resist stamping art is complete!