Tuesday, 20 November 2007

A fun and easy technique!

Here is a card using the Crayon Resist technique. I learned this recently at one of the training days held by Jayne Mercer, and have been playing around ever since. I really like it because it gives a great effect, but is also quick to do, and would lend itself well to a mini production line for when you need lots of cards.

You need:

Glossy White Cardstock - 106555

Black Stazon Ink - 101406

Stamping sponges - 101610 (I cut mine into quarters, 6ths would be big enough but harder to cut evenly!)

Stamp set - I have used the Petals wheel from the Spring mini (108980) but it works well with most sets with an outline style.

2 or more contrasting inks, I have used So Saffron and Regal Rose in this card.

Co-ordinating cardstock for the rest of the card, and the corner rounder punch for the scalloped edge (103378) Using some black cardstock really picks up the foundation ink colour of the stamped image.

White WAX based crayon (raid the kids crayon box for this, Watercolour Wonder Crayons won't work as they are beautifully soluble)

  • Firstly stamp on the white glossy cardstock with the black Stazon ink. Let it dry thoroughly, which takes a little while because of the glossy card surface.

  • Then apply the wax crayon as a highlight around elements of the stamped pattern - wherever you put crayon, the cardstock will remain white.

  • Next use the stampin sponge segments to dab on ink from a Classic Ink pad, building up the colour as much as you like, and blending with the second colour until you are happy with the effect.

  • Finally, grab a tissue and 'polish' the surface of the card, thus removing the wax crayon and revealing the white lines underneath!

  • If you have mass stamped a whole sheet of glossy card, you can now cut it into sections and complete your cards as you wish - a simple piece of ribbon or a scalloped edge is all you need to make a stunning card that will have everyone asking "how did you do THAT???"

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