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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Crayon Resist-Sprinkle of Color

Crunch time is on! I am down to 8 weekends left before my next surgery so that means I have to step it up and get my Christmas Cards done! Yesterday I got 12 images ready to put on a card. This Poinsettia card is one I took my time with. I used the Crayon Resist technique. I tried this technique a few years ago but never used it again. I love how it came out.

Crayon Resist Technique is relatively simple to master and you can get beautiful finished images to use on your creations.  The only issue you might have is using a white crayon on white paper.  It is difficult to see where you have colored so I used a very strong light right over my work area and it made it easy to see.  Here are the step by step directions.

1.  I stamped my Poinsettia image all over white cardstock with stazon black ink.  Stazon is best as it is a permanent ink and will not smudge when you sponge the colored ink.  Many feel it is best to use a glossy cardstock but I used Georgia-Pacific white cardstock I bought from Walmart and it worked great for me.

2.  I used a white crayon and colored on my image where I wanted to highlight.  Because the crayon is waxy, no ink will stay where you color with the white crayon.

3.  I sponged and rubbed in color on the Poinsettia with the following colors of versafine ink  smokey gray, majestic blue and deep lagoon.

4.  Mounted my image on teal paper and attached to an A2 card.  My image was slightly larger than what I needed so I trimmed it and used the extra on the inside of the card. 

I love the colors!  Why don't you give it a try!

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