This is a unique challenge blog where we are inspired by and focus on the Vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial, timeworn and steampunk genres and encompass the talent, flair, expertise and ideas of many artists that we are inspired by. We welcome all types of projects - cards, journaling, assemblage, layouts, albums, atcs, altered art in fact whatever you want to share (as long as it is in good taste).

Friday 3 August 2018

'How can you Resist?'

Hello Everyone

Amanda (ink-a-pink) here to welcome and introduce you to our new challenge here at A Vintage Journey. The chosen theme this time is 

How Can You Resist? 
There are many different products in mixed media that you can use to do a resist technique - gesso, distress glaze, wax, embossing powder, etc. We would like you to use at least one resist technique on your vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk project.

Lets take a look at the 'resist' projects some of our talented Creative Guides have created. Be sure to click on the links each Guide has provided to find out more details about the creativity behind each project. 


For this challenge I have created a mixed media canvas in 'shades of blue' using 3 different products for the 'resist' techniques- two old favourites and one definite new favourite! Interested to know more?  Then please hop on over to my ink-a-pink. 


A shabby mixed media board from me which came about when I was asked to take a workshop with some lovely ladies at a local church group. They all made their own version in 2 hours (with a little prepping from me to help out). I just wish I had been able to take photos of their finished pieces.
To see more you are welcome to visit Bumblebees and Butterflies 


Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades and Distress Oxides

For the Resist Challenge I decided to experiment with the new Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades and Versamark. Do hop over to Addicted to Art for all the details.


I explored several resist techniques on my 'Follow Your Heart' mixed media canvas for Amanda's wonderful challenge this month, including the use of embossing powder, acrylic paint and gesso to resist distress inks and stains. Pop by my blog for a step by step tutorial and hope you won't be able to resist joining in our challenge this month!


For Amanda's wonderful theme, I made a stencil from a Tim Holtz die cut and created a 'resist' for my Paper Artsy Infusions. I mixed in some tissue paper stamping to complete these mixed media pages in my little handmade journal. Get all the details at

It's just a little mini at 3"x 3" but it's amazing how many different resist techniques one can find space for! If you would like to see how many different techniques I managed to achieve for Amanda's wonderful challenge, then do hop on over and join me at Live the Dream.


I've gone for a gesso resist to create the background for this pair of grungy tags. Do come over to Words and Pictures to check out all the details


I'm sure you will agree our Creative Guides have shared some fabulous inspirational projects showing us 'how they resist.' 
Now its over to you to show us 'How you Can Resist!' 
We hope you will join us in this challenge as we are looking forward to seeing what you create.

At the end of the challenge the Creative Guides will choose 3 Pinworthy winners who are each awarded a Pinworthy badge for their blog and their winning projects are pinned to our pinterest board. 
The challenge begins today and as there are 5 weeks in August remains open for entries until the 6th Sept 2018. 

Happy Crafting Everyone  


  1. A fabulous collection of 'Resist' projects ladies . Thanks for sharing your fantastic creativity .
    Looking forward to stopping by you all in the next few days to delight in the details .

    Have a lovely weekend Everyone
    Amanda x

  2. What super resist inspiration from everyone - so many different ways to use this fun technique!

  3. Wow!! Gorgeous projects & lots of ideas. Thanks for the inspiration xoxo

  4. Fantastic öexample of creativity. So lovely to see how different the theme can be interpreted.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica

  5. Absolutely stunning creations and techniques, I look forward to visiting each and everyone.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  6. I'm loving the new theme this month and what stunning 'resist' projects from the Creative Guides! Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you all a Happy August! J 😊 x

  7. Amazing projects for Amanda's fabulous challenge theme x Had a quick visit to everyone and will definitely pop back again to really take in the wonderful details/techniques on every stunning creation x
    Huge hugs to all
    Annie xx

  8. What a great challenge title and the projects you all shared are full of so much to get us all rushing to our work desks! Im sure there will be a big turn out for this month, x Amanda

  9. Ladies you are all so talented! Each and everyone of your creations is beautiful and inspiring!

  10. Wow ladies, I am looking forward to seeing all of these projects, they look amazing! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. Gorgeous creations one and all, can't wait to pop around and read the details and to see what our followers link up, fabulous theme Amanda! Deb xo

  12. Fabulous resist projects teamies! so much inspiration in so many different ways. Jennie x

  13. Irresistible creativity all round - looking forward to hopping round to the blogs tomorrow to see everything in more detail.
    Alison x

  14. Wonderful makes from all the team. Nicola x

  15. How can I resist proclaiming my love of all of these awesome samples of resist art? I can't! Thanks for the inspiration, Guides! xoxo

  16. Another fab theme and loving the samples from the team. happy crafting, Angela xxx