More playin' around with crayons! Who'd think that this was a turquoise, a reddish brown & a white crayon? With brown & turquoise ink...? You'd think all that would make is something that resembles a mud puddle, but it looks kinda nifty (better in person, sorry for the low light photos.) Wanna try it? :0)
How to Cuttlebug crayon resist:
First, follow steps for Cuttlebug crayon rub...
- Cuttlebug/other embossing machine
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.
1. Apply ink (using a sponge, paper towel, paint brush whatever you like)
2. Remove excess ink from crayon surface (using a paper towel)
3. Dry it (If it appears to be curling, you can dry under a light book or something flat but not too heavy)
- If you get too much crayon on, you can use your finger nail or an emery board to remove it.
- If your ink wash colours appear too vibrant, you can apply a thin wash of black craft ink with a sponge to mute them. Have paper towel handy to remove excess water and dry under your A plate or a light & flat waterproof book/object
- If you get too much ink over your crayon...(I used alcohol ink & craft ink which will stay on top of the crayon)...you can use an emery board to sand away the ink & expose the crayon
- To bring out the richness of the crayon or the gloss you can heat it with a heat gun
- After heat-gunning, it can appear glossy. If you'd rather have a matte look, then dab gently at the hot wax with a paper towel
- If there are little white spots left that you don't want, you can use a bit of ink/ink wash on a small paint brush to get rid of them
- Or, For a silver look you can use a mechanical pencil/sharp pencil to get rid of white dots or add metallic details
- You can add glitter with a glitter pen or a shimmer spray
- To apply colour quickly use a spray bottle of ink wash (dab with paper towel if it's too wet)
- This can be messy: Gloves help save fingers from staining & the little flakes of crayon are easy to scrub away with a stiff kitchen brush & dish soap. Cuttlebug plates and embossing folders are durable plastic, so they can take it. :0)
- Emboss white cardstock in cuttlebug folder (this is Floral Fantasy)
- Rub with turquoise crayon, white crayon, sienna (reddish brown)
- Sponge on ink: chocolate chip wash, tuquoise
- Sand with an emery board for texture
To make the Bow:
- Cut a length of ribbon about 3" (this is SU's chocolate chip 5/8 grosgrain)
- Seal ends lightly with lighter
- Add adhesive on back in the middle
- Bring two ends towards back
- Use a piece of cuttlebugged paper (inked) to create center band
Do-It-Yourself coloured vellum:
You can tint vellum any colour you like. The turquoise mat on here was plain vellum cardstock. To tint it just:
- Sponge on ink using long strokes or a circular motion
- You can hold it down in the middle (if it'll be hidden) or make the piece larger than you need so you can trim the spot that's marred by your finger holding it while you work in the colour.
Other Card Details:
The Chocolate Chip mat (in between the tinted vellum and the cuttlebugged piece) is sponged with a mix of chocolate chip and black craft ink to darken it. The main Chocolate Chip card is darkened by rubbing the side of a crayon along it (and heat-gunning to rid it of some of the waxiness.)
The "Congratulations" sentiment is from Typewriter Wishes. It's stamped in Timber Brown Stazon. The dollar store gems are glued on with Crystal Effects.
INK: Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise & light black craft ink wash
Hope this inspires you to play with crayons! ;0)