Crayon Resist Background
March 20, 2012
Alisa Burke recently posted about how much creativity you can find in a box of crayons. I admire how she always does totally amazing things with really simple supplies. Inspired by her post I sat down to play a little bit with one of my favorite techniques: crayon resist (one of the thirty techniques in my Technique-a-Palooza: paint & ink online class & used on fabric in my It's Sew Easy online class).
I started with a white crayon and a sheet of white watercolor paper.
I scribbled across the page with the white crayon and then started to apply watercolor paint.
You can see that the crayon resists the watercolor paint. Here's the final result:
A quick and easy background for this scrapbook page:
And I did a second page using oil pastel and Adirondack Color Wash. The oil pastel resists the water based spray the same way the crayon resists the watercolor.
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