Got crayons? All that fun foam in the Cuttlebug has me thinking of other things to do with embossing folders. I'm not sure if this is a new technique or not, but it was new to me so maybe it'll be new to you. :0) It couldn't be easier and you can use any embossing machines or tools or store-bought embossed cardstock.
- Cuttlebug/other embossing machine
1. Dry Emboss cardstock with cuttlebug/other embossing folder:
2. Keep embossed cardstock in folder but open the folder exposing the side you'd like to colour. (This supports the embossing so it doesn't cave in when you rub with the crayon in the next step, but you can rub the crayon without this step, if you want easier clean up)
3. Remove crayon wrapper:
4. Rub with the whole side of crayon (using medium pressure for light crayon coverage or very firm pressure for fuller crayon coverage):
5. You can heat-gun it to alter the gloss (gets rid of some shine.) Here's what it looks like in black:
Much tidier than inking it. :0) You can use as is...or it's fun to mix colours...and I'm thinking of crayon resist variation for a kind of faux metal look:
You may remember from your colouring days as a kid those little bitty flakes of crayon. They're messy, but they clean off of your folders with a stiff brush (like a dish brush) and a little dish soap helps too.
The orange cardstock I used as the orange mat & for the sentiment tab & Nestabilities scallop is actually just pumpkin pie with two different orange crayons rubbed on it (using the side of the crayon again.) I was thrilled at the texture it adds & can you just imagine the colour possibilities with all those crayons you can combine? :0)
Adhering things to cardstock with crayon: I used the heat gun on it to get rid of some of the crayon gloss and it makes the adhesive stick better (though you'll want to use good strong adhesive since the crayon makes it necessary.) Edited to add: to get crayon colour and texture on flat cardstock--without the water repellent and not so sticky nature--you could iron it inside paper towels.
Other Card details:
The bird image is punched with a Marvy giga scallop punch. The birds (from Simple Somethings) are coloured with watercolour pencil crayons. The tempting turquoise scallop is cut with Nestabilities. Brads are from Queen & Co. Dollar store ribbon & gem. The faux stitching is done with a Sakura white glaze pen. This uses the Perfect Paisley cuttlebug folder.
Hope this is inspiring to someone, I had a blast with it & I'm so excited about all of those colour possibilities is the crayon box! :0)
P.S. Card supplies at a glance here