Crayon Rubbed Embossing
by Lydia Fiedler
Try a new resist technique with a white crayon and an embossing folder.
- Embossing folder
- White or vanilla cardstock
- White crayon
- Dye ink
- Soft cloth or tissue
- Stamps and cardstock to finish the card
Place your cardstock on the embossing folder on the side with the raised design.
With the side of a white crayon, rub firmly all over the cardstock. Make sure that you cover all of the raised areas of the embossing folder, going over it several times.
Ink up a rubber brayer with a dye based ink.
Apply ink to the cardstock with the brayer until the resist design appears.
When you're finished, you will see the full design of the folder in resist.
Using a soft cloth, burnish the whole image to remove extra ink from the wax and brighten the design.
When you're finished, the resist areas should be bright and shiny.
Finish your card.
Using stamps instead of an embossing folder
You can also use this technique with bold stamp images instead of an embossing folder. Place cardstock on the stamp image and rub the crayon over the image.
Since stamps are softer, you will get a fuzzier, softer image.
Try a black crayon instead of a white one for a dramatic look.