Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Technique Time

Today I'm going to do a step by step tutorial. I haven't done one in a while. I had some club members miss this class so this will help them get up to date on things.

Here's the crayon resist technique.

Start with glossy white paper.

Stamp with basic black/brown or gray ink. I haven't tried it with another ink so I'm not sure how that would work. I think you should use a permanent type ink.




I did a little variation on this by adding some Pear Pizazz on the leaves before doing the crayon.




Now you'll need to go to your kids crafts and find a white crayon. I'll wait.

Okay, got it? Let's continue.

Start at the bottom and work your way up coloring the leaves, flowers and stems with the crayon. Since it's white you can't see where you colored so if you have any doubts just color it again.

Next you'll sponge two different colors on the paper. I did Blushing Bride and Rose Red. Start with the lightest color first.



I rubbed the ink on with the sponge instead of dabbing.

Here's the next color.


After you sponged it you'll need to get a tissue and wipe off the crayon parts. It's so cool how the crayon keeps the ink from sticking to the paper.

To finish my card I stamped an image from the SAB stamp set called Bliss. So pretty!

I used Blushing Bride ink on Blushing Bride cardstock. makes it like a water mark.


Then attach the elements such as seam binding ribbon in Pear Pizazz and layer a few punches.





You now have a beautiful card to give to someone you love.

1 comment:

Amy Fink said...

I love this technique and it's one I rarely remember to try. Great job!

I've awarded you the Stylish Blogger award--stop by my place and pick it up :) www.amysstampinplace.blogspot.com

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