Thinking of You in Crayon
Well, this one isn’t exactly in crayon, but it uses crayon. I was so happy when I learned that Stampin’ Up! was bringing back Glossy White Cardstock. There are so many fun techniques you can do with Glossy White. One of my favorites is the Crayon Resist.
This is such a simple technique. Stamp an image in Basic Black Archival Ink (I used the floral spray from the Touches of Texture Stamp Set) on Glossy White Cardstock. After stamping, I like to use the Heat Tool to set the ink, just for added security. Then take a white crayon and color in some of the images. I actually colored all the blossoms, buds, and leaves with the crayon, but you can leave some uncolored if you want.
Stampin’ Up! used to have some pencils that worked well with this technique. If you have the retired Metallic Pencils or the Pure Color Pencils, they will both resist the water based Classic Stampin’ Pads. But, alas, I sold mine recently. I held on to them for a long time, thinking I’d use them again, but finally sold them this past fall. I also tried this with our Whisper White Watercolor Pencil, but, as I suspected, it didn’t work.
Since my resist pencils and crayons were gone, I had to “borrow” one of Amelia’s. I don’t think she’ll mind too much. She has just recently embraced the shade of white. We were coloring one day, and the image she assigned me (yes, that’s what she does) was a white pony with a gorgeous purple mane and tail. (Rarity, if you’re familiar with My Little Pony.) I colored her mane, tail, and hooves, and put it on the “finished” stack. Miss Amelia handed it back to me. “Seesa, you no finished.” I tried to reason with her and explain that Rarity is white, so it was ok to leave her uncolored. She was as unrelenting as my third grade teacher. I tried to color her with a white crayon, but Amelia wasn’t going for that either. I found the lightest silver I could find to use, then colored over part of it with my Clear Wink of Stella gitter pen. (That was a mistake. Now Ameila wants to use it every time she colors. Several of these are going on my next order, because my stampers love it as well.) So you see why I have no qualms snitching her white crayon.
(Edited to add: Deborah just reminded me that the resist technique works with Brusho. How did I forget that, since Brusho Crystal Colo(u)r is one of my favorite new products? Thanks, Deborah!!)
Back to the card…after you use the crayon on the white spaces, simply sponge classic ink over the card. I used Marina Mist Classic Ink with a sponge brayer. After the ink dried, I rubbed off the crayon with a towel, then colored with Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers. The ink isn’t as dark as it would be on Whisper White Cardstock, because we’re using Glossy White, but it gives a little hint of color.
I used the Everyday Label punch with a sentiment from the Heartfelt Blooms Sale-a-bration set, then added a couple Glitter Enamel Dots. This card is so simple, but very “peaceful.” Maybe it’s because blue is calming. Anyway, this is an “oldie but goodie” technique that you will love. Give it a try.
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