Monday, February 8

Simon Says: Resist It!


Hello Monday, my friends! Welcome to this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - RESIST IT. We are all about using resists in our makes this week, and challenge you to do the same and join us.

I decided to challenge myself and experiment with a new (to me) form of resist - using a hot glue gun. I'm happy to say, I love the results - resist and texture! ...maybe that's why I chose the word Happy to put on my are journal page.

I started by making marks and designs on a sheet of heavy watercolor paper with the hot glue, and let it dry and cool. 
Epic FAIL note: - I tried pressing a rubber stamp into the hot glue to add more design and texture - what a mess! It took me quite awhile to clean the stamp off again. What was I thinking??

Next, I began spraying the design with a mix of Distress Oxide and Gloss Sprays.

Full sheet view...

Details...dimension, resist on the glue, texture, color...

Next step, add a bit of metallic with Mica spray. 

After the sheet was completely dry, I cut it up into different shapes and sizes, then laid them out until I got a pleasing design. It sure looks different now than in the full sheet.  Later you will see that I doodled around the blocks with a metallic pen and a bit of blue. 

I had some Flashcards from Tim Holtz in my stash, and decided to use these for my word. I stamped the Old Letter design with Archival Hickory Smoke ink onto the cards. 

I doodled in some marks on the design, and added the word HAPPY, and several flowers and leaves (mine are from my stash). You can see some of that in these detail photos. 

I'm very HAPPY with my resist results and will definitely try this method again! It looks like I am channeling Spring, although it's a long way off around here. It might be my antidote to all the snow we've been getting lately.

Now, it's your turn to add some resist and join us in this week's challenge! One person will be randomly drawn for a $25 shopping voucher from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp! Also, each week our designers select their favorites to showcase.

A GREAT place to shop!!

Simon is on Instagram - use #sssmchallenge

Be sure to check out the awesome resist makes from the design team and our guest designer, Estelle.


  1. This looks amazing Maura!! I love all the texture you got from the glue and the colors are wonderful. Thank you for reminding me of this great technique. I tried it many years ago, but haven't done it since then. I hope you will have a great week!

    1. Thank you Anna- Karin! I really had a lot of fun with this technique! I am happily reunited with my glue gun, lol. Have a great week! Maura


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