by Beate Johns
This is a cool and easy technique to add a highlight to your image. And your kids never use the white crayons anyway.
- Neutral Cardstock, glossy or matte
- White Crayon (works with other colors as well)
- Dye ink
- Black Ink
- Stamps, Unity's Gratitude = Joy used here
- Coloring medium, Copics used here (optional)
- Sponges, or Brayer
- Paper Towel
Stamp an image in black or other dark ink.
Step 2 (Optional)
Color image with as desired.
(Copic Markers YG23, YG25, YR65, YR68 used here)
Trim image to finished size.
(Label Four Nestabilities were used here.)
Apply white crayon to any area that should remain white.
If you colored your image, apply crayon over all colored areas. It will keep the ink off.
Start sponging over your image with dye ink.
Continue to sponge color until the entire piece of cardstock is covered.
Take a paper towel and buff image.
It will take the ink off your crayon marks.
Finish your card.
Use a watercolor brush and re-inkers instead of the brayer. Works best on regular (not glossy) paper.
Use a stamp or other rough surface to make a crayon "rubbing" on your paper, instead of stamping with ink.
Crumple your paper then smooth it back out before Step 5.
Try other crayon colors (lighter colors tend to give the best effect) or combine colors.