How to use Watercolor Crayons

Do you know how to use watercolor crayons?  Today’s card uses a very old technique, long before there were other fancier products on the market.

My cards are 4 x 4 notes and are housed in a 4 x 4 notecard holder.  Directions for this box can be found in the new Technique Junkie Newsletter Fancy Folds and Motion CD.

Supplies:  Watercolour crayons (not pencil crayons), mister, solid stamp, cardstock

Lightly mist your stamp before colouring it.  Hold the stamp an arms length away from the spray bottle.  Mist gently.

Colour rubberstamp with watercolour crayons.  Notice how it smooshes nicely as the crayon glides across the misted stamp.

Mist your stamp once again.

Image has been stamped out.

I hope you had fun learning about this technique.  If I get a chance, I will reshoot an extra photo for this tutorial.

Stamp:  Ornate Blossom, Stampin’ Up!

Beth’s tips:

Do not over mist your stamp.  If you hold your stamp at arms length away, lightly spritz your water.  Practice so you do not over saturate.

A second option is to mist in the air in one hand, and run the rubber through the mist with the other.  Do that several times to moisten your stamp.

Thank you for stopping by.  New tutorials every Tuesday.

Posted on : Mar 08 2011
Posted under Technique Junkie Newsletter, Tutorials |

8 People have left comments on this post

Mar 8, 2011 - 08:03:43
Paula Barin said:

Great technique Beth.I love the end result. Guess I have to add watercolour crayons to my shopping list!
Thanks for the tutorial.

Mar 8, 2011 - 12:03:07
K Hutchinson said:

Holey smokes….this is awesome! I love love love this technique! You totally ROCK this 🙂

Mar 8, 2011 - 11:03:40
Chelsea said:

I always forget about my watercolor crayons. Thanks for the inspiration and reminder.

Mar 9, 2011 - 02:03:23
Maryann said:

Really great tutorial hun, I really love how it looks, and I´m definately going to try this. The result is stunning. Sometimes the old ideas isn´t the worst to get out again, as they certainly could also do great things back then.
Have a great week ahead hun.
Biiiig hugs Maryann

Mar 10, 2011 - 11:03:30
Beth Ullman said:

Beautiful card and a awesome tutorial Beth always have a problem with this so will definitely be trying your tut.

Mar 10, 2011 - 02:03:30
Pat Bowman said:

Great tutorial Beth. Now I have to run home after work and dig out my watercolor crayons to play!

Mar 11, 2011 - 11:03:25
cabbie lopez said:

thank you for the sweet words. your water color technique is beautiful. might want to try it someday. thanks for sharing!

Mar 16, 2011 - 04:03:24
Helen said:

What a neat technique!!!

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