Friday, September 17, 2010

Experimenting with Colours - Day Three

Posted by Micah at 7:00 AM
Crayons!! I didn't have any of my OWN crayons so I stole my kids. So, I ended up with "Large" washable crayola crayons. It's not easy to do detail work with crayons!! Today's colours are my pick.

I should note that this is not the only crayon technique I want to try, I have to visit the craft store for some materials and then I'm going to try something Kathy told me about. That'll probably be day five or six.

So... same image, new technique. After picking my colours I worked in the opposite direction as the water colours and markers. I started with the DARKER colour, in this case red. Once I'd gone lightly over the whole body of the dragon with the red crayon I started working with more pressure on the crayon with the dark orange. For the belly it was orange and then yellow.

Crayons are messy. Did I mention that? I wasn't too worried about going outside the lines, both because these crayons were HUGE and because you can always go back and "scape" the paper to get most of the colour off again. (I used a craft blade, but any flat sharp object should do the trick).

Whatever you do, don't "wipe" the paper to get the crayon bits off. Oi.

If your image has only a little bit of the stamp colour you can kind of cheat and just go over the lines. Unless you're using a "white" base colour (in other words, any pastel colours) it won't show much.

Not much to say about this experiment really... I mean, it's crayons. You're going to end up with a BRIGHT and waxy image. The finished product will be easily scraped and so it might not be the best technique for card making.

Here she is in her glory. I finished it with two shades of green... again starting with the darker colour. I wanted to cover some of my more glaring "outside the lines" moments, mostly to impress you folks with my childlike ability to colour with crayons! Are you impressed?
Thank you for stopping by! See you tomorrow for my pencil crayon experiment.

Stamp image from Paper Pretties.


Dixie said...

Glad you're back to creating, Ruth! I'm enjoying these lessons you are giving, and I am also Copic-less *sniff,sniff*. I'm always looking for new ideas to try, may have to pick up some crayons.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Great job with the crayons, can't wait until you add the little secret when using crayons :). Love that you are back and crafting and visiting, I think Lucky was missing your daughter. Have a great weekend.

HappyCrafter said...

Very fun seeing the critique of methods, I went back and reviewed the three days. I think I like the effects with the watercolour pencils best, though they all came out pretty and so different! Have a great day.

Anne Marie said...

I am really enjoying reading about your different color experiments. All three have such unique results and I am learning a lot from your tips, too. Can't wait to see the next one! :)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous crayon coloring technique. TFS

Laura said...

Hello Ruth,Im glad your back.Love your techniques.Very helpful.I need all the help I can get.I'm still learning to color.

Cheryl said...

This looks awesome! I was going to recommend Kathy's technique but it sounds like you have hear it.


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