Today is all about making a resist with wax crayons!
How to: You rub your crayon length-wise on your paper (thin paper like printer paper) over a textured surface to create some kind of pattern. This crusade challenges us to find all kind of textures and use those crayons some more this month.
The crayons I have are these greasy Pastel wax crayons that I got from my friend Marika. This pack has a lot of nice colors and they smeared nicely on the papers. My 10-pack of Caran d’Arche crayons (classic neocolor I) are more dry and less messy to use. I like both.
Want to see what I made?
First I tried with a tiny rose stamp:
And my unmounted stamps from Bonker’s was great for making great prints and patterns. I made several of these! I’ve had these stamps for a long time but I haven’t used them because they are so huge (and still unmounted and uncut). Now I’m rather glad I hadn’t cut them apart, especially the rows of numbers!
Another one of the stamps I own;
Swirls! Rarely used because it takes so much stamp ink to color it and then the stamp impression often are bad or uneven anyway. But with when I rubbed a crayon over this surface I felt happy I own this stamp – finally!
The “resist” part happens when you use acrylic paint and paint over your crayon marks. Then you get those background or collage papers that you can use in many different ways. I love mine! This is posted to Crusade number 21.