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!