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Crayon Resist Background

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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