Thursday, August 14, 2008

Easy Crayon Batik Technique Tutorial & Give Away!

I watched this technique on Jennifer Perkin's Craft lab show the other day. It looked so easy that I ran to my crayon box and got busy! Guess what? It was totally easy and I made a couple of goodies and have been getting requests to do a tutorial on this technique ever since! So with that, Tada......

Here you go, and on top of a technique, I am also throwing in a drawing for the item below. All you have to do is leave a comment and bam, your name goes into a drawing and the lucky winner will be notified for their mailing address. Sound fun? Of course it is! I will take comments through next Monday, August 18th, and will announce the winner on Tuesday. So, get your comments in and hey, tell a friend!

Materials you will need.
Black Acrylic Paint
Brush or Sponge
Paper Towel

Seriously, that is it! By the way, this is a GREAT project for the kiddies too.

Step 1. Start coloring! Use any pattern or design you want. I like vibrant colors, but you can use any color combination. I suggest applying a good amount of pressure on your masterpiece. The waxier, the better!

Completely cover your entire paper with your groovy artwork.

After your page is done, crumple your paper in a wad like the one below. Squish it good and hard, the more wrinkles, the better!

Next, you are going to spread your masterpiece out on a nonstick surface (or a protected table)

Pour some of your black paint in a container and add some water. I didn't measure, I just made it on the soupy side. Then you are going to get a sponge or brush and cover your masterpiece completely in the black paint wash.

Like This.

Next, before it dries, you are going to wipe off the excess paint with a paper towel.

Lay out to dry. (they dry pretty fast) Tada, you are done. You can use these papers as you like. Use them in everything; Altered Envies, Journals, ATC's, Decopauge, Cards, you name it, you can do eeet!

I love the organic look to it. It really does look like dyed batik, but without the dyes and mess!

So below is a little Dia De Los Muertos plaque I made with the batik papers. This will be my drawing prize. Just leave your comment below, and I will draw your name on next Tuesday!

Thanks again for stopping by and be sure to visit often!



Krissi's Stitchery said...

Dang, girlie! I had NO idea it was THAT easy! LOL. It's a beauty. Miss Perkins would be proud.

artsygringa said...

How can it be that easy and look so fabulous! I wonder if you can take something already printed (a Crafty Chica Inspiration card), layer clear wax over it, crumble it up, etc.. Gonna get my ass in there and try that! Thanks for the info. Michele

Sacred Snatch said...

Give it a try and let me know how it works out!

Peptogirl said...

nice! i love it!

Sandra said...

That is easy. Now I have to get some crayons to try it out. Hmmm, I have a friend with a small child...don't they always have extras?

SimplyStrands said...

Very cool inspires me!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

OO la la! This is fuuuuun! Especially PERFECT for dia de los muertos ART. Go you wild chica you!

Thanks for inspiring! I have been on a sort of bloggy break, slowly returning from the dead myself.

You sparked the imagination.. off to play!

xo, Monica :)

Cyndi said...

i'm working on my crayon coloring right now. i had to stop to rest my hand. i'm really liking this! the little 8 year old has taken over!

Sacred Snatch said...

tee hee, I just bought a "Big Girl Box" of crayons. More colors, more options. yay!

scrowlscrowl said...

This looks like so much fun! I will definitely try it out.

Would love join your draw, too :D

Contessa Kris said...

Ohhh, what a beautiful creation! I missed that Craft Lab.