Thursday, August 30, 2007

Crayon Resist

I've been wanting to try the Crayon Resist technique for awhile but hadn't had a chance yet. Can you believe I didn't own any crayons - at least not until yesterday. I finally remembered to pick some up on my weekly trip to Wal-Mart.

Here's my first attempt at the technique. I really love how the background on this card turned out. It reminds me of a bandana.

In case you've never tried Crayon Resist before, there's a great tutorial on splitcoaststampers. For this card, I stamped the two images from True Friend with Basic Black ink on glossy cardstock. I used a white crayon to add some highlights to my images and then used a brayer to add the Really Rust ink. After removing the excess ink from the highlights, I layered the background on Basic Black cardstock and added it to a Really Rust card base.

The True Friend sentiment was stamped with Whisper White craft ink on Basic Black cardstock and layered on Whisper White that had been sponged with Really Rust. I added a couple of Vintage brads to complete the card.

This card doesn't have as many layers, images, etc. as the cards I normally create, but I really wanted the background to be the focal point. I wasn't sure if I liked the final result at first, but I've really grown to like it and can't wait to try out some additional ideas with this technique!

Recipe:
Stamps: True Friend
Cardstock: Really Rust, Basic Black, Whisper White, Glossy White
Ink: Really Rust, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: White Crayon, Vintage Brads

3 comments:

Ann said...

You're right, it does look like a bandana. Great background. I love it!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

This is fab!! Love the background!!

Anonymous said...

I love this technique with the True Friend set. Such a fun background!! I'm going to have to give it a try when I get my set.