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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Crayon Resist Tutorial

Today's tutorial is "Crayon Resist". You use a white crayon on glossy paper to resist ink when you brayer or sponge over the stamped image. So many unique accents can be done with this technique.

Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink (item #115658)
Pretty in Pink Classic Ink (item #101301)
Rich Razzleberry In Color Stampin' Marker (item #116329 -- sold in set of 6 colors)
Mellow Moss card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (item #102898)
Glossy White card stock 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (item #102599)
Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set (item #113734)
White Crayon
Brayer (item #102395)
Bone Folder (item #102300)
Dimensionals (item #104430)
Eyelet Paper Punch (item #113692)
Paper Snips (Scissors - item #103579)
Using Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink, stamp the largest flower from the Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set onto the glossy piece of card stock. I stamped my image more to the left, but you can put it anywhere on the piece of card stock as you will be cutting it out later.

Using a white crayon, mark lines or fill in areas that you do not want the ink to adhere to when you brayer or sponge the image.

After you have done the crayon, ink your brayer with Pretty in Pink Classic Ink. You will start the brayer off the card and roll over. Re-ink your brayer as needed. Roll over the rose going all different directions. I left the right side of the glossy paper plain (no ink) so that I could pick it up when finished.

Notice how the white crayon marks show thru. That is the crayon resist. Pick up the glossy paper by a spot with no ink on it and move back and forth to dry. It takes just a bit because fo the glossy card stock. Once dry, take a paper towel or kleenex and gently wipe over the rose. This will pick up any residue ink and make the white spots/lines show even better.

Using very sharp paper snips (scissors), cut out the image. Try to keep as much of the outline as possible.

Using the Rich Razzleberry In Color Stampin' Marker, ink the edge of the rose to bring back any cut off outline. You can also do this with a sponge and ink from the Rich Razzleberry Stamp Pad which will give a more brushed look to the outline. Set aside to dry.

Taking your piece of Mellow Moss card stock, score at the 4 1/4" mark.

Fold in half, making a crisp crease/fold with your bone folder.

Using the eyelet border punch, create a beautiful and elegant border on the Mellow Moss card base.

Put dimensional on the back of the rose. Remove protective coating and place on card front.

Here's your finished card. You could add in a sentiment if you would like or leave it just as is. A perfect card for any occasion and sooooo easy to make.

Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)


ashlynnsgramma said...

Mary.. what a great technique... I have some alcohol inks... will they work for this process?

KreatesKards said...

I'm not sure that the alcohol inks would work. I found one reference on line about them and craft ink staying on top of the crayon. Try it and see what happens, just use a scrap piece of glossy card stock. I don't have any alcohol inks here to try.

Nita's World Handmade said...

Oh my God, I love it Mary! Now I will have to order a brayer...believe or not, I don't have one yet!

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