Wednesday, October 12, 2011

LOC Spotlight Designer and Crayon Resist Tutorial

I am excited to be in the Spotlight over at Layers of Color - this is a new monthly post where you can get up close and personal with the Design Team - one at a time - to find out more pop over to the Layers of Color Blog, where you can meet my family as well!
The tutorial I am showing you today is

Crayon Resist Technique

This technique is quick and easy.  It is perfect for cards, tags, layouts or altered art.

  • Layers of Color Butterfly Collector art stamp set
  • Layers of Color The Love Chapter art stamp set
  • VersaFine - Black Onyx
  • Distressing Ink - Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain
  • White Card Stock
  • White Crayon
  • Tsukineko Daubers
  • White Card Stock
  • Spritzer Bottle

 Randomly stamp the butterfly from Butterfly Collector art stamp set with Versafine Black Onyx

Apply white crayon to any area of the image that should remain white.

Start sponging over your image with the Scattered Straw Distressing Ink - this is not precision.

Continue to sponge color with Spiced Marmalade

and finally sponge with Fired Brick until entire piece of card stock is covered
Take a paper towel and buff image - It will take the ink off your crayon marks and brighten the white.

Spray water into your hand and use your fingers to splash it onto the sponged card stock, dab with tissues immediately and you will see the watermarks appear.

Randomly Stamp the sentiment onto your project - I used Walnut Stain

It is as easy as that - the variety of colours and images are only limited by your imagination.  Here are a couple more projects I have created using this technique

using the Cottage Rose cling art stamp

Dotted Delight art stamp set

Vintage Roses art stamp set

Thank you for stopping by today - it is always lovely to see you!  I would love you to pop over to Layers of Color to say hello - you might learn some things about me that I haven't told anyone!  LOL!


  1. Absolutely Stunning! Fantastic technique and tutorial!
    Blessings Bernie

  2. Well presented Linda - you make a great tutor :-)

  3. STUNNING Linda.. Thanks for the tutorial... Loz

  4. Gorgeous technique and your cards are so amazing. I wonder what is in the Crayon that makes it resist, oil


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