Oct 3, 2007

WCMD- Technique Challenge

If you have ever attended one of my Stamp a Stacks, you'll have probably figured out that there are two favorite techniques/items that I love to do. First is Crayon Resist and the second is playing with Water colors so for the Technique Challenge, you have two choices. Create a card using Crayone Resist or Using Water Color Crayons.

First, I'd like to put in a plug for the Technique Junkies Newsletter. This is an incredible resource chock full of ideas. You can subscribe by going to: Technique Junkies.

This month, Pat is also offering 3 free technique tutorials and guess what? They just happen to be for Water color crayons so create a card using one of these techniques and then share it with us by Saturday at 11 p.m. CST

Need to see the link? Here's one to the Water Color Crayon page.

Your other technique choice is Crayon Resist- this is one of the simplest and yet coolest techniques (IMHO!).

Here's what you need:

  • Glossy photo paper
  • Black ink (stazon or classic)
  • Bold image stamp(s)
  • A crayon
  • 3-4 daubers (if you don't have a dauber cotton balls, q-tips or something similar can work)
  • 3-4 ink pads (complementary colors)
  • Paper towel or tissue
Stamp the image on the glossy card stock. Let the ink dry. Using the crayon, trace around parts of the image that you want to "POP" off the page. Whereever the crayon is, the ink will not adhere and after you are finished, there will be a white line around the image. Next, use the dauber(s) and dab or drag the colors across the page. Use the paper towel to wipe the crayon off the image.

Here's a sample: The Stampers Mall

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