Saturday, July 5, 2008

Simply Irresistible... In Just Under the Wire!

I'm making it in just under the wire for Crusade #21! This month the theme is Simply Irresistible! Michelle Ward has challenged her Street Team Crusaders to try wax resist with crayons over something textured and then to paint it to color the background.

These are my first tries. I tried scribbling over an old metal button and some regular copy paper with crayons. It looked like flowers so I tried a rubber stamp too as the flower stems.

I had trouble finding a paper that was soft enough and finally ended up with some old text paper from an old encyclopedia that I've been tearing up, volume by volume. I've been at it for over a year and I've hardly made a dent in the two volumes I'm working on!

I rubbed a red crayon over a foam stamp and then sprayed it with Yellow Glimmer Mist spray paint. It's still wet in this photo!

OK, so I'm not crazy about this technique because it just doesn't seem to suit any of the papers I usually use. But I have to give it a good try, right? So I thought I'd try it in a current project.

So here it is in Vale McFadden's Calendar Journal. I used frisket to cover the cute little numbers for the dates because they were so charming. Then I gessoed the page. I used a couple of swirly foam stamps with red and green crayons. I found a romantic photo and pasted it in and tried to think of a theme for the rest of the page.

My trusty Poster Paint pens helped me fill in the rest of the page.


Blogger e. beck said...

i haven't done a street team challenge in a while ... for the same reason this one didn't feel great to you ... it doesn't fit my art mood at the moment ... i didn't try this one either ... maybe the next!

Saturday, July 12, 2008 6:32:00 PM MST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's interesting that you gessoed the page. Gesso is, like glue, right?

Maddie Number 24

Saturday, July 12, 2008 7:55:00 PM MST  
Anonymous Keri Pettit said...

That's a really cool Technique! Like what you did with it too.

Saturday, July 12, 2008 8:11:00 PM MST  
Blogger michelle ward said...

marilyn - thanks for sharing your rubbing adventure with the team. i like the buttons!

Friday, July 25, 2008 11:16:00 AM MST  

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