Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Crayon Scribbling

The next challenge was to scribble crayon onto white cardstock in either circles or straight lines, leaving plenty of white space, then go over the whole background with ink, take a paper towel and rub the whole background and the ink will lift off of the crayon since the crayon acts as a resist.

I tried circles at first didn't like that at all, then I decided to do straight lines but do them like a basket weave look, I used yellow, orange and a reddish brown crayons, then went over that with dark brown ink.

The paper had a glossy feel to it after it was done, since the background was so dark I went with this stamped image that had a dark background to it, but colored it with pencils to lighten the card up a bit. I will have to say I wasn't really thrilled with my results on this one, showed it to my hubby and he thought it was so cool, I guess you never know, LOL!

The top pick is how the coloring is in real life, this side view had a bit of glare on it, but thought you could see the stamp better.

Inky Antics - Pumpkin Scenes stamp, colored w/ pencils
Scribble background made with orange, yellow and red brown crayons, then inked over with chocolate ink
Mama Elephant - Blessed sentiment stamp set
Pilot gold marker around sentiment
Spectrum noir sparkle marker- sunshine yellow on lantern

When was the last time you played with crayons?  Luckily I still had ones left over from when my daughter was in grade school :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,



Roosterhead Designs said...

Awesome! (I'm w/your hubby on this one:) I want to try this effect; I especially like your basket weave style Connie! Very cool. Thank you for sharing with us~~ Hugs, karen o

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, WOW, Connie! Most awesome basketweave background ever! Oh, my gosh, this is amazing! I can't imagine ever getting the basketweave so perfect. The different shades and the brush stroke look -- love it so much!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Gosh, the last time I played with crayons was 8 years ago when I ironed the wax. This is one neat-looking technique. I do like how it looks like a basket weave. Stunning work.

Connie said...

You are so good at taking a challenge and following through with a perfect project.
You rock!!!
Connie :)

aussie aNNie said...

Great background work and lovely result. ♥aNNie

Gina said...

Connie, I love the basket weave pattern you created. Very pretty!

Janice said...

This is a fabulous technique to try, one I’ve not heard of before! A fabulous background for your autumnal image.

Donna Phelan said...

That makes for one cool background! It looks fantastic! I remember doing this in art class! Pretty Cool!

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful Fall card!Xo

Linda Walker said...

I LOVE this one!!! Beautiful Connie!

Lowcarb team member said...

You've made a great job of this card.
I love the colouring, it works so well.

All the best Jan