Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Crayon Resist Scribbles


I recently bought a January copy of the U.K. magazine Craft Stamper, and in it there was an article by Riikko Kovasin, using wax crayons as a resist to watercolour.

I was teaching a stamping class today, and as we were making Salted Backgrounds, I thought I would throw in this extra technique as a challenge.  
I know I found it hard the first time I tried it as I am mainly right brained, and the free-form nature of this is a bit scary.

Here is the card that I made and took as a sample.

I made the background doing random  scribbles with the wax crayons, and then painted over them with water colour paint.

I took one look and did not like what I saw - so left it for an hour or so as I had a visitor, which was most timely!

When I came back, I first added three strips of Washi tape,

then scrabbled through my card scraps, and came up with the orange and gold, which matched some of the crayon colours.

I tidied the orange piece, punched the corners, then die cut two flower shapes, inked the edges of the petals, shaped them slightly and adhered them to the orange with a brad. The green in the brad matched the watercolour green.

The end result is a bright and cheerful card that I am rather pleased with.

The challenge to the class was to create a background, and then take it home and create a card to bring back next time we meet.

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Dawn T said...

a great card Maxine. A nice technique which you've really jazzed up.

Unknown said...

Very very different, but also very lovely

fiona DT

Unknown said...

It's important to try new techniques and share them. I like the card - it's different. I especially like the pairing of yellow, orange, and green. I flower definitely adds some texture. Thanks for joining TTPH this week.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness, Maxine... I love the artistic flair on this stunning card!

Irish Cherokee said...

THIS is creative. He says "come to me as a little child" and this does exactly that. Brilliantly done. It would by interesting to see your classes results. I do like using crayola pencils at times. The results can be amazing.

MariLynn said...

I love how your resist background looks. So cheery. I am glad you didn't give up on it. I have had several pieces that I didn't like but let it set for awhile and worked on some more and the end result was something that I really liked.

jimlynn said...

Cool looking!!!! So bright and fun! Love that flower and all those wonderful colors too!

Unknown said...

What a cute card. Thanks for joining us at 6143 Avenue Crete. PennyRae DT

mamapez5 said...

It is quite a fun technique isn't it, but, like you, I find the very free-form nature of it hard to get used to. Lovely citrus colours to make a bright and cheerful card. Kate x

JD/ Jill said...

Cheery card...I bet everyone enjoyed this technique!

Michelle Pearson said...

oh my, I would have a challenge with that...but your washi tape was the perfect addition! Fun! :)

Bridget Larsen said...

Now thats innovative, love the squiggles

Kaija said...

Great card!
Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
Gr.Kaija DT-member

Sylvia Anderson said...

I love this, it's so unusual, good on you for having a try x

Thank you for joining in our challenge Over in "Through the Purple Haze" good luck x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a lovely card Maxine.

Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Unknown said...

Saw you on MIM. Gorgeous! Love the colors.. the flower :) this is fantastic!!

- Susan
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Unknown said...

Cool technique, thanks for sharing your process. Your card is terrific and I love the flower as well. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday. Hugs, Lisa DT

MiamiKel said...

Wow, this is certainly thinking outside the box! I like your use of warm colors, it just gives so much cheer to your card! I like the added small element of the washi tape. Your classes sound like so much fun. How I long to be there to craft with you in my heart! I know I would LOVE that so!
Blessings, friend!

Karen Letchworth said...

I admire you for all the cool techniques you learn. I'm such a creature of habit and almost never try anything new. This is really an amazing card with a great color combination.

K8 said...

What a cool idea, funny to try something new. Lovely card!! Thank you for play with us at Artistic Inspirations this time, hope to see you next week! Hugs Kate DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

This looks like a great challenge! Your colors are great- the Washi is a great accent, as are the flowers and the die!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW!!! This is amazing!

JoanieMc said...

Very nice card! Technique is neat!!

Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody.