Thursday, 5 August 2010

PLAYING WITH CRAYONS

In pursuit of my new found love of art journalling I bought a basic box of Caran d'ache water soluble wax crayons, which a lot of people seemed to recommend, and thought I would record my experiments with them for posterity! You can see above what happened when I rubbed them sideways against textured watercolour paper.
And this is what happens when you add water with a wet paintbrush - FAB isn't it?? The colours just sort of melt and mingle, and you can have so much fun just swooshing them about!
Then I stamped over the corners with a check pattern - not an original idea, I'd seen it somewhere and now can't remember where.
Then following the same inspiration source I made a panel for journalling in the centre. The good news for me is that in the process I discovered that:-
a) you can stamp over the crayon with water based inks
b) most pens don't seem to mind the surface either - though some are a bit resistant
c) my marker pens work on the surface as well!
So that's a thumbs up from me, and I'll definitely be exploring this technique for backgrounds some more. I can't get on with paint - the chalky result I got using my acrylics made my teeth itch!! Yeuck!

13 comments:

Biskit said...

ooh, definately going to have to pick up a couple to play with now.

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh yes, you can't do without these crayons. Have you tried blending them with a babywipe? I often use these crayons around the edge of an image too - it gives a sort of glow!
You have well and truly caught the journaling bug now!

Barbara said...

That looks great and like the stamping round the edge.

MAGPIE said...

ooooohhhhhhh Rosie,, You have been playing....
You are hooked....
I love your new game..
Have fun.. hope to see you soon
Sharon xx

Brenda said...

Beautiful! I have a set of Caron D'Ache water colour pencils that are just so smooth to work with, love 'em!

Hugs
Brenda

muckypup said...

You are cooking on gas, girl! Enjoy!

Jackie said...

Such fun! Magic when you wet them. Do you remember magic paint books from when you were little? they looked like grey pictures but they were actually little dots of colour and when you wet them...magic!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your experiment looks great!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a fabulous page using crayons! I love crayons! I hope to try something similar soon! your border on the page is amazing also! have a wonderful weekend!

Nicki said...

Love your creations theyre stunning! love your colouring, its so funky
Take care
Nicki

Kit said...

I love your work and am inspired to start an art journal. Any tips for a beginner?

Spyder said...

I haven't tried water-crayon yet, they do look like fun!!

Linda said...

You are going to have such fun with these.....you made a great start on that journal page.