Thursday, October 4, 2012

End of the Week Technique #50 Crayon Resist

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Hey y'all. Happy Thursday!  It's another overcast day here in the DMV, but at least it's warm. I hope it's beautiful wherever you might be! For those of you that follow me here regularly, I finally got a few pieces of good news. One I can share now, one I can't share for a couple of weeks but as soon as I can, I'll be sure to let you in on it. My sweetie got his orders and he's only going away for 1 year. *HappyDance* It's on the opposite coast, but year- too easy and definitely better than 3 years on the same coast.

I don't know about you, but I always love learning new techniques. It's so much fun to find out new ways to be creative. Some of the girls in the team I'm on take a "Techniques class" with out up-line once a month. Last month one of the techniques we learned was Crayon Emboss Resist. Wow! Who knew it was so easy. We also learned through trial and error that a white crayon is not needed. LOL! Thanks Lynn. :) Our team-leader then challenges us to make a card/project with that technique before our next session. I decided to try and here's what I came up with-

Sympathy card featuring
Crayon Resist and So Sorry & Layered Labels Stamp Sets
I was so excited by how it turned out. Especially since this was the first time I had tried it, outside of class that is.I started with a base of Bashful Blue. This has a layer of Baja Breeze adhered to it with Tombow. For my main layer I inked up the "Heartfelt" stamp from the Layered Labels set and the So Sorry stamp from the set of the same name. These were inked up and stamped in Black Staz-On on Glossy White c/s. I inked the "Heartfelt" stamp twice masking the word "Heartfelt" the second time.. The "So Sorry"was positioned with my SAMJ in the center and was then fussy-cut out after being brayered with Bashful Blue Classic Ink. I cut just to the inside of the line so you could see the line framing it on the lower image. Both Glossy c/s layers were adhered with Dimensionals. Instructions on the technique to follow later in the post.

Here's a closer look-

I just love the White accents along the scroll-work pattern that you get with this technique! How cool is that!?!

Here's the inside-

Inside of Sympathy card featuring
So Sorry and Everything Eleanor Stamp sets
The sentiment is from So Sorry and both it and the flower are stamped in Black Staz-On. I love the deep, true black coloring it brings to my projects and is really my go to color for Black images especially line ones.

Here's a closer look at my sweet little flower-

 Just a quick bit of love from Tink and the card inside was finished. Can you believe I stamped directly onto the card base? Ugh! The nerves of it. I just don't know how people do that all the time! I'm always worried I'm gonna mess it up and then need an additional layer anyways. :)

Here's what you'll need to make your own card with this technique-
Glossy White c/s, Staz-On ink (I used black), A stamped image, Line images work best, A Brayer, An Ink Pad (I used Bashful Blue) and of course A Crayon. Any color will do and most people seem to agree that the cheaper the crayon is the better the technique comes out, so no need to be all artsy and get the most expensive brand you can find. (YEA!!!! Cheap is Good!)

Here's how you do the technique-
1- Stamp your image in Black Staz-On ink onto a piece of Glossy White c/s.
2- Take your crayon and highlight any areas you would like to remain "White"

As you can see, I used a blue crayon so I could see a little better which areas were highlighted. It would be really sad if you found out later that you had missed spots you wanted to get.
3- Ink up your brayer with the color of your choice and then brayer up your page until you have the desired color.
4- Here's where the "magic" happens. Take a tissue or paper towel and rub or "burnish" your c/s where the crayon is located. Continue rubbing (circles work best) carefully until all of your crayon has been removed. That's it! Super Easy Right?
*Tip*- Hold the edges of your c/s as lightly as possible during this step as pressure from your finger-tips can leave you with "finger-prints" on your finished product.
*Tip #2* Take your time and rub carefully. It's easy  to buckle and crumple your paperwork if you do this step too fast or too hard.
5- Smile when you see your finished piece and smile even more when you think of the smile it will bring to it's recipient's face. Do you love that part as much as I do? Geesh, I love it!

Today's Essentials-

102599 White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock $5.95
102395 Brayer  $12.50
127072 Layered Labels Clear-Mount Stamp Set $25.95

126527  Sorry Clear-Mount Stamp Set $16.95
101406 Jet Black StāzOn Pad Price$7.95

Well, that's all I have for you today. I hope you liked the card and the technique and I hope it inspires you to try something new soon. As always, I would love to see what you create with this technique. I love hearing form you so if you liked today's card, or have any questions, I hope you'll take a moment to leave me a comment below. I read all of them and they really do make my day! If you'd like to +1 or Pin today's card I've put those buttons on my blog for your convenience. Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :)

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till next time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

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  1. Hi Shan,

    Your card is beautiful. Such a neat technique. I can't believe that in the 10+ years that I've been taking card-making classes that I've never learned this one! Thanks for the how-to instructions. I look forward to trying this technique.

    Peace, Love & Joy,



Thanks so much for taking the time to share a little love with me. I hope you find this blog to be as much of a blessing to you as you are to me. :) Be Safe- Shan