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This week I tried a new technique I found on the internet called: Crayon Resist

You emboss a piece of paper and ideally leave the paper in the embossing folder. Open the side of the embossing folder which shows the embossed design you want to use (negative or positive side). Remove the paper from the crayon and rub with the length side of the crayon over the embossed parts of the paper. Leaving it in the embossing folder will keep the embossed parts raised, but you can also try it without the embossing folder, just be more careful and don’t press to hard while rubbing over with the crayon. You can mix multiple crayon colors as well as you can decide how much you put on.

Once you are happy with the color, cover the entire paper with paint. I didn’t know what paint was supposed to be used so I did all sorts of experiments.

First I tried acrylic paint. It needs to be quite watery and even then you have to work very fast, as it my start to dry before you over the entire layout. Also I used an old business card to lightly wipe with the longer side over the embossed parts to remove some of the paint, as the acrylic paint wasn’t that really resisting the wax crayon.

Next I tried glimmer mist, but for my liking it wasn’t strong enough so I added distress ink, but still wasn’t happy with the result.

I then pulled out my water color paint. That worked quite okay, but I needed multiple layers to make it dark enough.

In addition to trying different paint I also used various types of paper and the effect was each time a bit different. So, I guess there is no right or wrong paint or paper, its a bit of a personal choice.

What I did with all of them was adding some more crayon after I had applied the various paints. That sort of refreshed the crayon color a bit. I created a couple of cards already.

  • Crayon resist with acrylic paint Crayon resist with acrylic paint
  • Crayon resist with water color Crayon resist with water color
  • Crayon resist with water color Crayon resist with water color
  • Crayon resist with acrylic paint Crayon resist with acrylic paint
  • Crayon resist with glimmer mist Crayon resist with glimmer mist
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Thanks for stopping by

Regine

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