Sunday, 19 April 2009

Watercolour Crayon Background Paper

 This easy paper is made using Neocolor 11 water soluble crayons by Caran D'Ache.
Step 1.
Scribble over the card with 2 or 3 complementary colours of the water soluble crayons.


Step 2
Spray the card with a mist of water and scrunch up into a tight ball. Open out carefully and then iron with a dry iron until flatter. The crayon will have formed a marbled effect.


Step 3
Using a solid image stamp, stamp several images at random in a fairly strong complementary colour.


Step 4
Stamp again with a paler colour in between the previous images, going off the edges in some spaces.


Step 5
To finish your decorated paper, stamp an outline image over the top in a dark colour of ink. your paper is now ready to use. It will have thickened up and have a texture similar to hand made paper and if you use bold colours as I have, the results are extremely striking.


If you carry on and look at some of my later examples, you will see that you can vary the stamping for a very different look and some simple stamping with just one stamp can look really lovely.




Have fun!
Fliss xx

9 comments:

  1. great tut fliss, will try this out, water soluble crayons to add to my want list, lol

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  2. Hi Fliss,
    I think your blog is fab, sometimes it's hard to know how to use watercolours and inks so this is a really good way to learn, I'm really impressed with your first tutorial and the end result is cool! Well done you.

    Vicki x

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  3. These papers look fab, look forward to more ideas!

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  4. Great tutorial and fab results. Thank you :-)

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  5. hi hun I think your blog is fantastic I love the way you have put the turorial on there showing how you make you own papers with the crayons.

    The projects are stuuning lots love cheryl xxx

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  6. Hi Fliss - Lovely idea - beautifully presented. Enjoy Blogland. Best Wishes Claire x

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  7. Hi Fliss wonderful backgrounds, look forward to seeing more, take care karenxx

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  8. Very cool - I must try this! Thanks for linking it to artsee bloggers

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Fliss xx