Fifth Avenue all Glossed Over

29Jul09

I had to use my fifth avenue floral set again because it has been collecting dust and also wanted to show you all another stamping technique.  The technique I have used is called crayon resist and really gives some awesome highlights and detail to an image.

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I started with a plain piece of glossy white card stock and stamped the flowers from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set in Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze and Mellow Moss.  Next I took a wax crayon (I stole one from the kid’s pencil case) and drew highlights on the flower petals.  Then I got a sponge dauber and filled in the body of the flowers to give hem their colour.  Lastly I took a tissue and wiped over the entire piece of glossy cardstock to wipe off the crayon and buff it all up to make it all shiny again.  This technique is called crayon resist because where I had drawn with the crayon, resisted the ink and stopped it from getting onto the card.  This allowed the card to stay white and this is how the highlights are made.  Pretty cool hey?  And so easy!

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To achieve the shading on the rose I first went over the entire flower lightly with the sponge dauber and then chose areas to go over again to make them darker.  It doesn’t have to be perfect, in fact if it’s a little messy it adds character and gives a softer finish.  Almost like a glow.

You can also use this technique on standard Whisper White cardstock so why not give it a go today.  You’ll be amazed with how easy it is and with your results.

What I’ve Used

Stamp Sets:  Fifth Avenue Floral

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White Gloss Cardstock

Inks:  Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Mellow Moss

Extras:  Sponge Daubers, Wax Crayon, Tissues, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon

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5 Responses to “Fifth Avenue all Glossed Over”

  1. Amy… this is Beautiful.

    xx Sarah

  2. 2 Lynda

    Lovin’ this rose Amy…it is so v v life-like!!!! At first glimpse I thought it was mounted on dimensionals it looked sooooooooooo good. Luv the colour combo too. It is all balanced so v v nicely. Awesome job.

  3. WOW Amy! I’ve been wondering how the crayon resist technique would go with Fifth Ave Floral – you’ve made it look fantastic. Well done, you clever girl.

  4. 4 Adele Francis

    Oh NOOO!!!! Now i have to add this stampset to my wishlist too!!!! Its getting to be ridiculously long….:) This is amazingly beautiful – I absolutley love it – colours, technique – just gorgeous!!!

  5. 5 becreativewithamy

    Thanks for your kind comments everyone. I am really very thankful when such lovely people make such flattering comments about what I make. It is very humbling.

    Amy



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