Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Challenge #35 - Simply Ir-resistible!

This challenge is to use good old-fashioned "resist" techniques on your page...

Crayon texture resist (like you did in elementary school), with the addition of a water-based second step, such as watercolor paints or wide waterbased markers, is a good simple way into this technique!... (My basic directions for the simple process I use follow.)

First... I use white or light colored Crayola Construction-paper Crayons and either write free-hand on watercolor paper or cardstock, as I did in both of these examples, (or I use a texture board---homemade, found, or store-bought---on a thinner paper, to create texture) for my first step.

Second... I use Crayola Watercolors, Crayola Water-based Markers, watersoluable crayons, or Twinkling H2Os for my second step. I pat them to help them dry and control the "puddling", and/or polish them a bit from the top of the crayon layer, as with the markers.

That's it! It's super easy, and can be SUPER-FREEING!! Fun and artsy are the name of the game here!...

And, yes... There are other types of resist techniques... Such as embossing ink/stamp/powder and dye-based ink OR rub-ons and dyebased ink, for example... But, I am looking for good old-fashioned CRAYON RESIST here, when I look for the winner of this challenge... Yes, I am pushing you to get a bit messy and HAVE SOME KID-TYPE FUN!!!... So... GO PLAY!! Loosen up and get artsy!!

You have until 12 midnite on January 12th to post a link to your page... I will pick a winner (for a RAK from me), post a slide show that week, and leave love for everybody who "walks on their wild artsy side"!! (Please post your links connected to this post... It makes finding your art a lot easier!)

In the mean time, I am posting two examples of my own... Time Flies---big written crayon words and marker, and Real Love Stories---big written crayon words and Twinkling H2Os... PLUS, you will find a very cool example of crayon resist, from Jennifer, that uses crayon drawn stripes and watered down acrylic paint... In addition, Deborah has supplied us with an example of an alternative resist process, using embossing/stamping supplies and watered down acrylics, to create the snowflake embellishments... That way, once you've got that Ir-resistible "bug", you can keep experimenting!!


PAMELA's layouts...






JENNIFER's layout...




DEBORAH's layout...

10 comments:

lizzie said...
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lizzie said...

http://mommalizzie.blogspot.com/2008/12/scrappy-day.html

this was actually a challenge for me... but man it was F U N!!!!!

Pamela said...

Fun Lizzie!!... I'm glad you got to PLAY!!

lizzie said...

oh thank you... it diffently got me thinking of lots of other things to try on layouts from elementary art class!!! lol

Anonymous said...

i'm not sure to have anterstand everythings but perhaps i test it, i love free and it's exactly that with crayola...
marjo

Pamela said...

Hey Marjo!!

Give it a try... I'm sure you will get awesome results... Just make sure to use a wax-based material (like crayon)... PLUS... a water-based material (like watercolor paints), and you will be fine!! Looking forward to seeing your page!

mica said...

I have never done this before. Here is my attempt.

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=148854&user_id=9361

I used this technique to create a frame. Drew lines with a crayon and painted over to get painted wood frame feel.

Thank you for the fun challenge.

Pamela said...

Very clever Mica!!! Love it!

Keep it coming ladies...

Pilar said...

Here is my LO, I had never used this tecnique, but I think is beautiful, thanks for teach me another scrapbooking tecnique

http://scrapchicbypily.blogspot.com/2009/01/reto-35-de-method-playground.html

Pilar

jennie said...

Very fun!

I am totally enjoying using unconventional product:)

www.schultzpartyoffive.blogspot.com/2009/01/method-playground-crayon-resist.html