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Hello Everyone!

May this post find you well.

I have been following a little bit of Birgit Koopsen on Instagram this month, where she’s been doing her #birgitkoopsengelprintingchallenge.

On one of the days, she did something with crayons. I absolutely love using crayons, especially for wax resist techniques with watercolor.

I happen to be using a lot of watercolor right now, as I am launching my new online class called Liquid Watercolor Mandalas. (It’s going to be a good class that soothes, calms, and simultaneously inspires! If this sounds good to you, it’s not too late to join us.)

Since I was inspired by Birgit’s post, and I had my watercolors available, all I needed was to choose a set of stencils!

I picked out the Diamond Series and got to rubbing! (It’s called a crayon rubbing when you place something under a paper, and then rub a crayon over the top to make the texture underneath appear on the top of the paper.)

I am using sulphite paper, which is a 50 lb. weight multi-media paper.

I placed the heart stencil under my paper and used multiple “Jumbo Crayons” by Crayola to make the rubbing. Jumbo crayons work well for crayon rubbings. If you have a Target or Walmart nearby, they may still have some in stock from their back to school sale.

Below are a few stepped out photos of the crayon rubbing process.

After I was happy with the crayon rubbing of the heart stencil, I applied watercolor paint over the top.

Here’s the final result. I added a bit of water to the paper to spread out the paint and add a little value change to the overall look of the heart.

I had so much fun with this one that I took out another of the Diamond Series stencils. I chose the circle called, “Brilliant.”

First I did the crayon rubbing.

Next, I applied a combination of watercolor paints.

I absolutely love using the crayon resist technique. It’s great to use in art journaling, too.

In summary, there are a lot of great things you can do with your artistcellar stencils, and the wax resist technique is one of them.

I hope you take a quick peek at my latest online class called Liquid Watercolor Mandalas. It is a really enjoyable process that helps to integrate mind, body, and spirit.

Thank you for reading this post, and have a great day!

Blessings to you,

Briana of