Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Multi-color Crayon/Embossing Resist Tutorial


Hi Everyone! I have been trying different ways to create my own background paper because I tend to use designer paper a lot and I want to utilize my stamps for more than just the primary image. The only thing I don't like is having to color a lot of images especially the non-bold type of images when creating my own background paper.

Well. . .here's an easy way to color your background using an old technique with a little twist. I call it multi-color crayon/embossing resist because rather than just using white crayon, you use different color crayons and mixing it with heat embossing, you can color your background using dye or pigment with a sponge dauber. It's a fast an easy way to color your images. It's especially fun to color flower images.

This tutorial uses white embossing powder but you can use different color embossing powders depending on the color effect that you want!! The crayon portion creates either highlights or shading to your images depending if the crayon color is darker or lighter than your ink color. Try different color crayons and see what you end up with!!


Card Details:

Stamp: Stampin Up Basic Outlines, Small Script
Paper: SU Pink Passion, Cameo Coral, Wild Wasabi, Versamark ink
Accessories: Making Memories ribbon, Hodge Podge Hardware Pewter, Crayon, White embossing powder


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10 comments:

Tonniece said...

Hi Maria

This looks like a fun way to do backgrounds, thanx for the tutorial.
What a fresh, bright, and fun card, it's just right for this rather gloomy morning.

Have a happy day

Mel M. M. M. said...

Out of this world! This is stunning and your tutorial is astounding. You are such an amazing inspiration daily! :0)

2 Worlds said...

It worked it out great this background, isnt stamping great !

Sankari W. said...

WOW! Thanks for posting the great tutorial - I can't wait to try this technique. It looks like so much fun! The background that you made is just stunning - I love all those colors together - they are so eye candy pleasing!
Best wishes,
Sankari

Dawn Easton said...

Such a stunning background Maria! Love the colours you used!!

Rita said...

What a fantastic way to do backgrounds. This card is so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Maria,
Beautiful ... thanks for sharing.
Michele

malieta said...

Super cute card and the colors are the most! Your embossing is very beautiful, I love it! I wish my embossed images turned out like this..I love it!

Lologrl said...

hey Maria,

this is pretty cool! will have to try it one day.

hugs,
Jen

Stephenie said...

The colors are great and I love the embossing! So pretty Maria. Your cards are beautiful!

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