Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Crayon Resist

 This is a technique I learned when I was very new to stamping. You stamp with Staz On ink on glossy paper. Stampin' Up! used to sell glossy white cardstock. While I still have a little of that in my stash I wanted to see if photo paper would work as I have lots of that.
You stamp your images with the black Staz On ink. After they have dried take a white crayon and roughly follow the stamped outline. You don't want to be exact and you don't want to color on the black lines.  I've included some close up photos so you can get a better look.
After using the white crayon, grab some ink pads and daubers and rub on color. After you have the color rubbed and have given it a little time to set grab a paper towel and wipe off excess. You will have white lines.  In the top card I used the crayon to outline all the lines on the flowers, leaves and butterflies.  In the lower sample I just outlined the flower petals and the butterflies.
The other difference between the two cards is the background. In the top one I daubed the green on the leaves and then used the residual ink on that same dauber to fill in the rest of the background. In the lower card I didn't sponge the entire background. There is a mixed reaction in my house about which looks best. What do you think?

Here you can see the white outline pretty well. I used the point of the crayon on the top card and the flat bottom of the crayon on this card. I also found it best to use brighter colors of ink. These cards were made using Melon Mambo, Garden Green and Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight (flower centers).
I decided to do 1/8" border of black and white card base to more closely resemble the sketched lines on the card. The black rhinestones are from a Holiday catalog purchase many years ago. It's fun to look through my inventory and see what I have and then to actually use it! LOL!!!


  1. I love this! I think I like the top one a little more too.

  2. Well, if any of you need any photo paper let me know. We got a few boxes free with last two printers and don't photo print.