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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 OrangeSpiralArts.com