Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Card Technique of the Month

As you may know my goal for this year was to learn a new card making technique every month. This month the technique that I learned is called wax resist. It is much the same as when you color Easter eggs and you use the wax crayon to draw a picture on the egg before you put it in the coloring. The color gets everywhere else except where you drew with the wax crayon. With the card technique I stamped the image using a black ink on glossy white cardstock. Then I colored areas that I wanted to remain white with a watercolor wonder white crayon. I then inked up a brayer with the stamp pad and rubbed it on the paper. Then I took a kleenex and rubbed the area where I had colored with the crayon. Then you can use markers to color the areas that you want to color. It is pretty fun and I had fun learning it. I made 2 cards today using this technique. The first one I copied from a magazine and the second one I made up myself. Here are pictures of the 2 cards I made:

8 comments:

Jamie said...

Cute cards! I look forward to you learning new techniques and sharring.

Princess said...

Those are soooo cute! Good job! I am now home with blog update to follow!

Sandy said...

Interesting. You're going to have to show me in person because I have a heard time reading and learning.

Sephalo said...

I like those cards alot Emily! Great job!

Gretch said...

Very Cute! I'm glad you're blogging!

All About M.E.('s) said...

Super cute cards! Love 'em.

whitney said...

Oh, you're just so cute and talented! Thanks so much for posting your cards, it gives me ideas for my stuff. I just love the giraffe one-so cute!

em said...

Love them. Giraffes are my absolute favorite, so you'll have to make one like that for me.