Adhesive Resist

by Kelly Kronowski

Use matte adhesive for a resist technique. Tutorial courtesy of our friends at Ranger Ink!



  1. Step 1

    Place stencil over a card panel and secure in place.

    Squeeze a small amount of matte adhesive onto a craft sheet.

  2. Step 2

    In a circular motion, dip a blending tool into the adhesive to saturate the foam with adhesive.

  3. Step 3

    Apply adhesive through the stencil using a circular motion. Remove stencil and allow to dry or dry with heat tool.

  4. Step 4

    Apply various colors of dye inks to the card surface using an ink blending tool to reveal stencil design. Continue adding ink and blending until the desired background is achieved.

  5. Step 5

    Embellish the card front as desired.

  6. Step 6

    Complete the project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Adhesive Resist. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Great technique... it makes me wonder if this adhesive could be used for foiling.. does the glued areas remain slightly sticky for a while and if so could foil on the sticky glued parts then rubbed on?

Just a thought...
KiwiGirl53  |  Wed Feb 19, 2020 at 5:54 AM
So vibrant and pretty! I think emboss resist is one of my all-time favorite techniques! Great card!
jheyer  |  Wed Feb 19, 2020 at 8:25 AM
Way cool technique! So many uses for this. Thanks for sharing! :0)
Mutnik  |  Wed Feb 19, 2020 at 8:25 AM
Love seeing another way to do emboss resist! Fun card!
gg nurse  |  Wed Feb 19, 2020 at 10:44 AM
Good technique. Wondered if foiling glue could be used then glitter or foil or flakes could be used first and then the ink applied? That could look really good. Also wonder if either matte or shiny glue could be used, dried and then brushos or similar used instead of blending ink? (would have to rub it off the glue before dry I guess ) Good technique with loads of possibilities. Thank
janetannc  |  Wed Feb 19, 2020 at 12:58 PM
This is such a neat technique and I was anticipating that the adhesive would have to be removed but it didn't appear that you did. I hate to ask this when I know it's a Ranger product but can other glues do the same? I've never seen that product from ya'll on the streets. Thanks and great job on making such an easy to follow tut.
GaGa To Two  |  Tue Mar 24, 2020 at 10:43 PM
I've had great results with Elmer's Glue-All!
dina  |  Wed Mar 25, 2020 at 5:58 AM

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