I made laser toner resist cards a while back and this time I decided to take a few photos and prepare a tutorial to show the process of making them. I used free digital images from CLKER for these cards as well and created my layouts in Corel Draw. I created backgrounds and layouts with the images - 4 per 8.5" x 11" and laser printed them onto white cardstock. I trimmed them apart to 4.25" x 5.5".
quarter sheet laser printed images/backgrounds
a large round brush
and a waterproof work surface
This one is a floral background. In this case I was a little more careful. I painted all the centers yellow first, then I added colour to the petals and finally I painted the background green. I found the large paintbrush worked well and helped me resist being really finicky with my application of colour.
So a different brush and a different colour palette resulted in a bit of a different look for these cards!!
It it worth your while to make a few while you are at it. I would advise having a few blank images/backgrounds on hand for last minute cards!!
Once they are dry they may need to be pressed to flatten them. You may also consider wiping the surface with a dry cloth to remove any watercolour that remains on the laser toner which will make it pop a little more. Once they are pressed flat, it is time to make cards with them!! Trimmed to 4" x 5.25" they are perfect for the front of an A2 sized card. They can be embellished with greetings, ribbon, bling - whatever you are inspired to add.
Have fun and leave me a link in the comments with your creations so I can go take a look!!