Sunday, October 9, 2011

Do you remember Crayon resist?

I am doing the Tiddly Ink's Challenge using the "I (heart) to Stamp" sketch and this time the Tiddly Ink challenge is to use paint on your project. 

I picked my image before i knew what i was going to do...and then for some reason i thought about the crayon resist i used to do in elementary school.  I loved that technique when i was in school, what i didn't like was the "poster paint" we had to would flake off and get everywhere, sort of like glitter.  Thank goodness we now have acrylic i tried something old and made it new for me.

Here is the result:
This is how i did it:
1. I cut out the background paper (i used white) i was going to use the same size as my card base knowing that i would cut at least 1/4" off the edges.
2. I colored dots and large a large circle and the rest blue, keeping in mind where i was going to place my image. Also when i was in elementary school, they had us color solidly (no white space) and to make it "thick".  That's fine, but i wanted a bit more of the black to stay.

3. Next you paint the entire thing black...again, i used black acrylic paint.  Let that dry thoroughly.  Once it's dry find something you can scrap the paint of with that isn't sharp, but has an edge..i used a penny. (cheap tool) :)  However, if you wanted to write something, you might consider an embossing tool.
4. I then decided to use an embossing folder.  I have this cool starburst one from Sizzix and used that.  Then i also, sanded it and got more "resist" look.
5. Now i colored and cut out my image to "match" the background.  Hard to see in this photo, but i colored her hair the color of the circle/stars.
6. Now for a "sketch"...i choose to use the I (heart) 2 stamp sketch:
7.  I added the strip behind my image by using vellum.  I also used my star embossing folder on this piece.  Added the spiderweb ribbon and the "Happy Halloween" using my Wild Card cart.

Tiddly Inks- Paint
I(heart)2 Stamp- Sketch


  1. Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, thank you for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week hugs pops x

  2. oooh bonnie that looks amazing, i love that resist effect, not done it myself yet but i might have to have a go now i have seen yours!!
    love it!!
    thankyou for popping in on the tiddly inkers again hun
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  3. Too cool! I never would of thought of doing that and the finished look is just wonderful! Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Tiddly Inks!

  4. This is beautiful! Love the swirly pattern in the background and that spider web border! Gorgeous and thanks for playing with us again this week at Tiddly Inks Bonnie - love your creations!


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