Thursday, November 10, 2011

Crayon Resist at Skipping Stones Designs

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a fun tutorial over at Skipping Stones Designs - Crayon/Wax Resist. This is a simple technique with such pretty results.

Supplies you will need:
  • favorite Skipping Stones Design stamp (I'm using Rustic Tiles)
  • either a white or wax crayon (I used a clear wax crayon that was left over from my kids Easter egg decorating kit, but these can be found in craft stores)
  • Dye Inks

Begin by stamping an image on white cardstock in dye ink. Look for an image that will have areas for you to color "white".

Now begin coloring in the areas you wish to remain white with the wax or white crayon. Finally all that is left to do is wipe dye inks over the stamped images using a blending tool. Wipe off the extra ink and watch your wax resist "pop".

You can create a number of different looks depending on the combinations of colors you use and also what areas you add the wax crayon resist to. All colored up they remind me of Mediterrian tiles. So pretty!

And here is the finished card! I add a sentiment from Sentiment Frames.

I hope you'll try out the crayon/wax technique! Have fun experimenting!

Don't forget that Rustic Tiles is the Stamp of the Month and is on sale for $12.49!


Karen B. said...

Wendy, this is seriously amazing. I'm off to scope out the after Easter egg decorating kits I got on sale to see if they have any of those crayons!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Cool results Wendy! Thanks for sharing that tip!

~amy~ said...

FABulous....whatta a wonderful technique and look!

jo ( said...

Fabulous tutorial! Super beautiful and amazing! Love it!