Continuing on my crusade to make backgrounds in a fun way!

I admit that I mostly used rubber stamps to make wax crayon resist when I first tried this, but now I’m making up for that because I don’t want anyone to have to go buy expensive big stamps to try this easy mark making technique! So let see what happens if we use….

Making a mark

Anything that is flat and textured can be used when you do wax crayon rubbings! My favorite pattern is mom’s ruler!

Wax rubbings part II
In her sewing pile we found this little piece of textured ribbon too and it was great for mark making! Next time I will dig through the entire stash of lace and cloth ribbons, but for now I just tried what was at hand upstairs in the house.

Though I went into my brothers room and found the book I gave him for his birthday recently;

Wax rubbings part II
The letters are embossed as is the fox, but it was not a perfect surface to use. I will look for other books to use and you should too! Many soft covers (though not very many Swedish books) have embossed covers that might be fun to use.

I went through a whole array of bowls, trays and plates but this was my favorite pattern:

Wax rubbings part II

Cool huh? Also check out the other GPP street team members as they are finding all kinds of awesome stuff to use in their art! I haven’t had time to paint on these so they are not yet “resists” but I think they can also be used as they are, right? Yummy yummy papers of mine. Have you made yours yet? You know you need them! Maybe I could try the keyboard on my laptop next? Or I might be on the lookout for texture on my next flea market excursion… hehe, it’s addictive to paint!

PS: I did try the wood railing outside with a brown crayon and it looks like a piece of wood with all its year rings and twig marks!