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Friday, March 16, 2007

Crayon Resist Technique


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This beautiful card was done by Shelly Hinkle, who shares this technique with us.

Materials Needed:

  • ¼ Sheet Glossy White Cardstock
  • White Crayon
  • Non-Smear Black Ink Pad
  • Dye ink Pad (I use a Big & Juicy Pad)
  • Brayer or sponge*
  • Kleenex

1. Stamp your image or images in black on glossy white cardstock. I left a space open to stamp my saying later as I think it looks sharper that way.

2. Color with white crayon where you would like a highlight (white area) to be on your image or images.

3. Brayer over the image to cover the entire glossy cardstock piece. Start with your brayer off the glossy cardstock and then brayer repeatedly back and forth over the card stock until you achieve a deep, glossy color and finish. You may need to re-ink your brayer. By starting with the brayer off the cardstock you avoid getting smudges from the brayer at your starting point.

4. Let dry.

5. Use Kleenex to rub the crayon off your images and then buff your whole piece of brayered cardstock with a fresh Kleenex. The crayon will have acted as a resist in any areas where it was when you brayered the ink.

6. Stamp greeting or saying stamp on front of card, if needed.

7. Finish card as desired.

*If you don’t have a brayer, you can sponge ink over the images.



Thursday, March 15, 2007

Candle Stamping


Today we will make this candle.The supplies you will need are:

white tissue paper
stamps of your choice
dye inkpads
white candle
waxed paper
heat gun
glue stick


First, stamp your images on white tissue paper.


Cut out around the images, leaving about 1/8" to 1/4" of tissue paper.

Using the glue stick, lightly put 1 dab of glue on the image to hold it in place on the candle, and arrange the images on the candle until it's pleasing to the eye.

Using the waxed paper, place it around the images and candle. Use a large enough piece so that you have a "handle" to hold. It will need to be tight around the candle.

With the heat gun, heat the waxed paper. You will be able to see the tissue paper heat into the candle. Keep the heat gun moving at all times so you don't melt the candle. You only want the tissue paper to disappear.

At some point you will need to remove the waxed paper and re-arrange it in order to heat the candle where the "handle" was.

Remove the waxed paper and viola! A beautiful candle to give as a gift or keep for yourself.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Great Freebies!

I know it's been awhile since I have posted. I've been really, really busy making stamps, doing swaps, and more.

I have found a great site and wanted to share with everyone. They have freebies! Check it out at http://countdown.tentwostudios.com/. And while you are there, check out the rest of the site. It's awesome!

Have a great day, and I'll be back soon.