Embossed Resist Technique with Lindy’s Sprays & Embossing Powder

Hi friends! Preeti Datta (Dutt Preety) on the Lindy’s blog today to show you step by step how to do the Embossed Resist Technique using Lindy’s Gang Sprays and Clearly Clear Embossing Powder.

There are many Embossing Resist Techniques out there and the one I will show you today is very easy to do. It creates a very dramatic effect because of the use of black. You can vary it by using different colour combinations and the look will change entirely.  This technique has been done before by many artists and crafters using ink pads & watercolours, after watching them, I thought of trying it with my Lindy’s sprays & was so happy to discover that it worked!

This technique can be used for making backgrounds or in any projects like art journals, tags, cards, layouts, etc. I will share how to create 2 clean & simple cards using the emboss resist panels.

Basic Process of Emboss Resist Technique 

Die-cut rectangular panels using dies and sturdy watercolour paper (300 gsm)

To start, all we need are some of our favourite Lindy’s Gang Sprays. For this panel, we will use 3 sprays- Pineapple Paradise Flat Spray, Bells of Ireland Green Shimmer Spray & Tibetan Poppy Teal Shimmer Spray. You could use just 1 spray or even more than 3.

Now spray the colours onto the panel & spread it around with a brush. Perfection is not required. Most of this will get covered up later.

Spray the panel with a little water to help blend the colours together and use the flat brush over top. Since this is watercolour paper, it is very forgiving & the colours blend easily.

Once the panel has dried completely, dab it with an anti-static powder tool. (I’ve made my own anti-static powder pouch by adding a few spoons of baby talcum powder to a piece of cotton fabric & tying it up at the top.) This helps prevent the embossing powder from sticking everywhere on the paper.

Next, we will stamp the panel with a background rubber stamp, inking the rubber stamp with embossing ink.

When stamping the panel using a large wood mounted rubber stamp, it is easier to put the panel on top of the inked stamp and then press it into the ink.

Heat emboss the stamped impression using Lindy’s Gang Clearly Clear EP.

Now, we sponge black ink on top of the embossed panel using Lindy’s Gang Blazing Black Flat Spray. I use a blending tool & foam here, if you don’t have this tool, you could use a regular foam or makeup sponges too. This is where we will see the emboss resist effect. Since the stamped swirly pattern is embossed, it will resist the ink.

Once the black ink has been sponged on, use a paper towel to wipe away any black ink that may sit on top of the embossed pattern. This will reveal the full magic of the emboss resist. It is so simple to do and looks like we have used many coloured embossing powders here. But we were able to achieve this colourful pattern using just sprays & clear EP. This panel took me only 5 minutes to make! Instead of black, you could use any other darker colour, there are so many variations possible!

I had so much fun making one panel, that I decided to try it out with different colour combination as well. This time I’ve used 3 Lindy’s Gang Sprays- Bonjour Butter Flat Spray, Raspberry Lemonade Flat Spray & Poppin’ Pink Flat Spray.

To create an embossed pattern for this panel we will use a stencil. Apply embossing ink through the stencil (just like we did for the first panel using a stamp), to keep the stencil from shifting, it is easier to tape the panel down with double-sided tape & to tape the stencil in place as well. Then heat emboss the pattern with Lindy’s Gang Clearly Clear EP.

Again, apply black ink over top using Lindy’s Gang Blazing Black Flat Spray.

Converting Resist Panels into Cards 

Die-cut the emboss resist panels using a stitched edge die and stamp apt sentiments onto the cards using a black ink pad, then adhere the panels to the white card bases.

To embellish the cards, use half pearls or pearl drops.

Here are some photos of the finished Cards

Lindy’s Products

Other Products

  • Canson Watercolour Paper, MFT Die, Hero Arts Die, Stamp by Newton’s Nook Designs, Mini Ink Blending tool & foam, Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad, Versamark Watermark Inkpad, Dovecraft Heat Tool & Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

Thanks a lot for your precious time!
Stay Blessed

Preeti Dutt

I'm Preeti from India. I love paper crafting and mixed media. I enjoy making clean & simple as well as grungy vintage projects. Playing with colours is my happy place.

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