Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Technique of the Week: Watercolor Crayons


Stampin' Up recent announced that Watercolor Crayons are now available. These are a great coloring medium as they add texture and are easy to work with.

Stampin' Up Supply List
  • Stamps: Greeting Card Kids (W119887/C120633), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
  • Ink: Early Espresso (119670), Crumb Cake (121030) and Garden Green (102272) Classic Ink, Regals (119803), Subtles (119802) and Neutrals (119805) Watercolor Wonder Crayons
  • Paper: Real Red (102482), Very Vanilla (101650), Crumb Cake (120953)
  • Accessories: Twill Tape (119970), Jumbo Pewter Eyelets (108432), SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), 2-Way Glue Pen (100425), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), Sponges (101610)

  • Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting System (113439), Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die (120903), Top Note (113463), Crop-A-Dile (108362), Modern Label Punch (119849), 2 ½ Circle Punch (120906), Blender Pen (102845)
Cardstock Dimensions for this Project
  • Real Red
    • 4.25 x 5.5 for card base
  • Crumb Cake
    • 4 x 4
  • Very Vanilla
    • 4.25 x 5.5 for stamped images
  1. Stamp image in desired ink.

  2. Color with Blender Pen and Watercolor Wonder Crayons.
Tips and Tricks: To keep your crayons fresh and extend their life, take the color from the flat end of the crayon using your blender pen and apply to your project. For larger images, you can color using the chisel tip and then disburse the color using the blender pen.
Finishing Touches
  1. Cut Top Note out of Real Red using the Big Shot.
  2. Cut larger of the Scallop Squares out of Crumb Cake using the Big Shot.
  3. Stamp image in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla and then punch out with circle punch.
  4. Color image in with crayons and blender pen.
  5. Sponge edges with Crumb Cake Classic Ink for a vintage feel.
  6. Attach Scallop Square to the Top Note using SNAIL. Layer colored image on top using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Stamp greeting in Garden Green Classic on Very Vanilla cardstock, punch with Modern Label and then attach to project using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  8. Set eyelet using Crop-A-Dile and tie knot with twill tape.
  9. Add glitter underneath the girl using the 2-Way Glue Pen.
Watercolor Wonder Crayons are a great tool to have on hand. They are sold by color family so they coordinate with your cardstock, ribbon and more. To order your crayons today, visit my online store.

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