On a recent trip to our local scrapbooking store, I couldn't "resist" the opportunity to grab this new product - Goosebumps clear texture spray by Tsukineko. This product is sort of like a liquid spray gel that dries to a clear, flexible finish and can be used to achieve results similar to clear embossing.
This stuff dries fairly quickly - 30 minutes for a light mist or an hour for a heavier application. The bottle recommends cleaning the spray mechanism after use and I definitely agree. Once you've used this and see how it becomes like plastic, you won't want that drying inside your nozzle. I also recommend cleaning your tools as quickly as possible to prevent the product from drying on them. I experimented with several different cleaning methods:
- baby wipes: ineffective
- warm, soapy water: even after scrubbing, I could still see a shiny film on my stamps
- rubbing alcohol: this worked just okay
- UnDu: this worked better than the alcohol - both methods required multiple swipes to get it all off
- Adirondack blending solution: cleaned like a dream!
On their website, Tsukineko has a project sheet that you can download here: http://www.tsukineko.com/pdf/GB_techniques.pdf. For this project, I used two of the rubber stamp techniques. For the large bird at the top, I stamped the solution onto the page. Then I misted the lower corner of the page with the product and used the stamp with the smaller birds to lift off some of the product. Once everything had dried, I rubbed inks into the paper. Wherever the product remained, the paper was resistant to the inks. In the photo below, I have taken the picture from an angle with the light shining on it so you can see the texture created by the spray:
|Goosebumps clear texture spray by Tsukineko|
This was a really fun product to play with and I would recommend it. I paid $6 for a 2 oz bottle at our local store. I got the original version but it also comes in matte and shimmer.
Bonus Spotlight: Resist Canvas Shapes
Awhile back, I received a package of "Printery" Prima Resist Canvas Shapes from a friend. These are really beautiful! They are white pre-cut canvas shapes in various sizes that have a resist on them to show the details of the image. The one I used for this is the birdcage... You can see below how the resist showed off the lines of the cage after I sprayed it with my colored mist. Each piece has a cardstock backing on it to help keep its shape and prevent it from raveling (it also made it easy to apply adhesive to the back for mounting to my project).
|"Printery" Prima Resist Canvas Shapes|
And here is what I made using both of these products:
|by Beckie Holso|