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Thursday, August 06, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Monika Plays with Wax Crayons

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Hi, everyone. It's Monika back with another spotlight post. Today I am playing with children's wax crayons. Yes, they are the same parents buy to keep their children occupied during the long summer holidays. I wanted to see if it was possible to create resist effects combining crayons and ink blending. The stamps I used are from the current stamp club set, Floral Bliss. Here is how I got on:


  • I started off by stamping and white embossing the larkspur stamp.
  • Next I added some highlights to the embossed image and in a few places outside of where my frame was going to be using a white wax crayon.
  • Then I blended tempting turquoise ink all over and added some more crayon before stamping my frame in black and the larkspur in pacific point.
  • To finish, I blended pacific point around the edges and a little over my embossed flower, added the sentiment, some highlights with a glitter gel pen and a white doodled border
Here is another look at the finished card.



There is also a video on how I made this card. I was meant to be a short one, but then I got into wonky stamping, which called for a rescue mission. If you fancy having a look, here it is, easy to craft along:



That's it from me for today. I shall be looking forward to seeing your creations and how you use this technique. I shall be back again soon. Have a lovely day!

hugs
Monika xxx


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10 comments:

  1. the video was very helpful to see what you did with the crayon

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  2. Wow!! Very beautiful work!! Thanks for the video.. It was very nice to see how you made it

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  3. This is one of the first resist techniques I ever learned. It's fun to see it back again.

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  4. Lovely card - love the pretty blue on it and the technique is super awesome!!

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  5. What a fabulous technique. I love this stamp set and your complimenting it with the use of simple crayons is amazing. I also love the way the blue 'faded' a little to add a 'cloudy' effect after you rubbed the crayon over...thanks for sharing...always great ideas here..x

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  6. Love using crayons as a resist medium, and love how you have used them here.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. Beautiful card!!! I too love using crayon as a resist medium...its a fun way to create resist...

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  8. Great video tutorial! What a fun technique.

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