Hello everyone, Karen Ellis here.

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The Spring 2017 issue of the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine will be showcasing projects featuring different Wax Crayon Resist techniques.   I completed a layout for this feature and wanted to show you how I created a crayon resist here on the blog.

 

The first thing I did was create a flower doodle on a piece of white Super Stock (any watercolour weight paper would work) using plain ol’ wax crayons I picked up at the dollar store.

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Using a set of watercolours I had on hand, I washed the image with the paints and a wet water brush.  You’ll see right away that the wax will resist the colour.   If you’d like to see a cleaner resist, feel free to remove some of the moisture from the doodled image with a small piece of paper towel or lightly remove with a baby wipe.

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Once dry, cut the image out with a good pair of scissors.

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I added a little splatter to my flowers for some additional interest.  Love the painterly look of these!!

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Super quick and easy to do!   I made a bunch for my layout but you’ll just have to wait a touch longer to see it in the spring issue!!  Until then, break out the crayons and try some yourself!!  Any wax crayons and watercolour paints (or even spray inks) will do!  Have fun!

karen

To See more of Karen’s work visit her blog The Art House Studio

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