A couple of weeks ago, my fellow DT member at Urban Anthology, Pamela Palmarini, did a Crayon Resist Technique. I thought that was such a brilliant way to use up crayon stubs and wanted to think of something else I could do with the leftover crayons that are constantly accumulating in my house. I've seen layouts where they have dripped wax on the background paper, kind of like you would watercolor paint . . . and then I thought to myself, wouldn't it be fun to coat an accent with dripped wax?
So that is my technique for you today! This is very easy and fun to do! And a great way to add a lot of texture to an accent piece for your page!
You will need:
Unwrapped Crayons in desired colors (I used a couple of shades of green/yellow for a variegated effect)
Wax Paper, Paper Towel or Scrap Paper to protect your work surface
Lighter (please be sure to use all obvious safety precautions)
1. Gather your materials, working over the scrap piece of paper (or other disposable material) to protect your work surface.
2. Hold the crayon over your chipboard piece as you use the lighter to melt the crayon wax.
3. Keep dripping the wax onto your accent until it is completely covered. Don't worry about the wax pooling off the edges. You can trim the excess with scissors when you are finished.
4. I used a few shades of green to give a variegated feel, but you could really go wild and crazy and do all kinds of colors, or even a pattern!
5. Allow wax to cool. Trim excess drips off the edges, if desired, for a cleaner shape. Apply to your page!