Friday, January 11, 2013


 Hi Everyone! This is Holly and I'm hoping to inspire you with a technique today. Crayon Resist Embossing is easy to do and very versatile.

The first card uses white crayon and the second uses silver crayon. Begin by embossing the white card stock and leaving it in the folder. I used Heart Blocks and Imperial embossing folders. Drag the side of the crayon over the raised embossing which is supported by being in the folder. Remove from the folder, brush off any crayon crumbs and apply the ink(s). I sponged on the ink but you can also apply it by brush or spray. Lightly buff the surface with a tissue, to remove any excess ink and give the crayon a bit of shine. I also went around the edges of the hearts with the silver crayon.

*If crayon gets onto the folder, clean it with a damp cloth, a baby wipe or scrub it under the tap.

That's the technique-simple and very exploratory.
Other parts of the first card include;
Distress ink  brushed on to colour the heart, with Lumiere Super Sparkle brushed on the dry ink, then coated with Diamond Glaze and set aside to dry.
The same ink was sponged along the edges of the card and card stock layers, then edged with black ink.
This same ink, Archival Jet Black was used to stamp Some Things are Felt and Love Does Not Consist for each card.

I hope you decide to give this technique a try - bet you can't make just one!

Let me know if you have any questions and thank you for stopping by!


Yogi said...

lovely. don't think I've used crayons as a resist in conjunction with my embossing folders yet...

Have a great day

Joy H said...

Love both your cards Holly, and a great reminder of how to use those things we have lying around and forget about. I really loved the sparkle in the heart topped with the glaze too, and your method of having two colours sponged around the edges. Lots of inspiration - thank you!

Robyn said...

Fun technique for pretty cards.
I love crayons!

BlackCats said...

Pretty cards. This is an interesting technique that I'm going to try soon. Thanks for the idea.

krcmasterpiece said...

Really nice technique. Love how both your cards turned out.
Sentiment is beautiful!

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