Crayons, Colour and Challenges

I love making my own backgrounds so today I got out my white crayon and used a resist technique to create a quick and fun background to use for a card I made combining a couple of different challenges.

This card combines Day 335's Super Sketchy Sunday, Sketch over at 365 Cards and the current colour combination Challenge #177 at Colour Throwdown of Melon Mambo, Black and White.

I used lots of my Stampin' Up Items for this one.   Its been a while but for my background I used one of their Wheels, along with their square punch, heart punch, and scallop trim punch.  The inks and cardstock are also Stampin' Up.  The sentiment is however from Unity Stamp Company.

I love how it all came together and I love playing with my stamps and this fun technique.


Firstly stamp a design on a piece of cardstock, this can be gloss or normal cardstock.  For my stamped design I used a Stampin' Up Wheel.

Once your design is stamped and dry, take a white crayon and randomly draw/trace over parts of the design.  I couldn't show this step as white crayon doesn't show easily on a white background.

Once you are happy with your crayon design take a sponge and ink pad and sponge colour over the entire piece.

You will see that where you have used the crayon the colour does not cover.  This is the crayon resisting the ink.  It works perfectly with alcohol inks also.

Once you have covered entire piece take a soft dry cloth and rub over your design like you are polishing to remove the excess crayon and reveal your design further.

The above photos show the resist done one a piece of gloss card on the left and normal white cardstock on the right.

Your background is now ready to use as desired.  

This ATC was created using the Crayon Resist Technique with Alcohol Inks, 
for my background, I added further colour over the top using my Tria Markers and some Kindy Glitz.

So why not try this fun method for yourself.  Try stamping in different colours and then coloring over the top, use different stamps, use alcohol inks or forget the stamps and simply draw on the surface of your cardstock with your crayon and sponge with different colours to see what happens. 


Lizzyc said...

oh this looks like fun as well as being a wonderful way to create a unique background. thanks for sharing!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a great tutorials, with little ones I've got plenty of crayons in our house. Thanks for joining us at 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday.

Becky said...

wow, awesome tutorial and beautiful card.

Raechelle said...

a fun technique! Thanks for sharing. :) Your cards are beautiful!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

wow, Dani, you are queen when it comes to cards!! Those are great, thanks for sharing the crayon technique, I'll try it when I get the chance, love those Stampin' Up wheels I have not used mine in forever, I think I'll drag them out of hiding...mine are about 14 years old though, I don't have the wide one like you used, may have to place an order... :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh dani, this is just beautiful! This is one of my favorite techniques and your cards are over the top pretty! So unique & creative!

dpkennedy said...

Love the resist technique! Pretty card! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

Wanda Cullen said...

A great card using this week's colors! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown!

Rose said...

have never tried that technique! looks awesome :)

fab take on the sketch girl :)

so glad you joined us on 365 cards!!!

wendipooh13 said...

love how you added the fun circles!!!! great colors too!!!

Sonia said...

Fabulous creations Danie! I see this before but never try, thanks for sharing. Great JOB!
Congrats you are a one of the Spolight Designers on Day 337:


Sonia said...

Danie... Oooppss! I sent you the wrong link, this one is the correct: