It's the end of the month and time for another NC Demos Blog Hop! Since the end of August is all about going back to school, we thought that would be a good theme for the month.
Since I don't have a small one going back to school, I decided to go "old school" and revisit an old technique that was popular when I started out with Stampin' Up way back in 2005. Garden Collage was one of the first stamps that I bought and I still have it. I don't know that I will ever get rid of it - I think it is rather timeless. Here is the card I made back in 2005 using Garden Collage and the Crayon Resist technique.
I decided to use this retired stamp again and create a newer version of the card but still using the Crayon Resist technique.
Next I did the Crayon Resist technique on a current stamp in the catalog - Oh So Eclectic. This highlights the technique better.
Have you tried the Crayon Resist technique lately? If you've forgotten how (like I had!) here is a quick tutorial for you.
* Stamp the image (flowers from Oh So Eclectic) randomly on Whisper White cardstock and use a marker to color them. I just colored the centers leaving the edges white.
* Use a white crayon to color any areas you want to remain white (the edges of the flowers).
* Also use the crayon to color over the parts you colored with the markers to keep the ink off.
* Next sponge all over your image with ink (Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo).
* Take a paper towel and buff the image, removing the crayon marks.
* Finish your card - I used the Cable Knit embossing folder for the Melon Mambo strip across the card.
Now follow along to Frances Wagner's blog and see what she has done this month. I am sure it will be special!! Here are members participating in the blog hop this month:
Jo Anne Hewins
Tracie Evans Langley
Sharon Maranich - you are here!