Since crayons are made of wax, it's perfect for a wax-resist effect with watercolors! Let's create a unique and colorful card with some crayons and watercolors!
The materials that you'll need are the following: wax crayons, watercolors, paint brush, watercolor paper, and heat tool.
Experiment with different colors of watercolor and see which would work well together.
As you fill the card more, you can add more lines of crayon if needed. I love how the crayons and the watercolors create a grainy look.
Once you're happy with the mix of colors and lines, run it under a heat tool to dry. We're drying it to add another layer of watercolor on top, otherwise it would now all merge in and be a mess.
For the next layer of watercolor, I'm using darker colors to add contrast to the whole piece. I just made really thin lines in areas that needed more details.
Now, all you have to do is add your sentiments and more optional design elements. Here's how mine turned out!
I added some strokes of dots using acrylic paint, added a "you are my home" sentiment, and mounted it in a card stock.
The splash of colors made this card look really amazing, but what I love the most is how the wax resist effect turned out! Instead of having an all-smooth watercolor brush strokes, the crayons gave it more texture and personality.
Try this technique and have fun making this card!