Friday, March 1, 2013

Martha's Crayon technique and other experiments

The UBER talented Martha, aka Seekingforart on Ustream and Youtube, graciously shared her technique using smooth Bristol paper and melted wax crayons. Here I stamped and image and colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils 1st, then applied the melted crayons. AMAZING! Thank you Martha! Tip: Red seems to be the only color that bleeds slightly.

 Here are some experiments using the wrinkle-free distress ink background, stamping an image, painting the image with Picket Fence Distress stain, then applying colored pencil. I LOVE this look!

And finally, here I used the same wrinkle-free Distress ink background technique, stamped an image and colored with Prismacolor colored pencils. The Prismacolor pencils are so rich they show up nicely on the background.
Hope you enjoy my experiments and let me know what you've tried :)


  1. Hi Julie, where did you learn about the wrinkle free distressed ink and how did you accomplish it? It's lovely. :) chaz @

  2. ok, I answered my own question! I found seekingforart on youtube. Not sure why it didn't come up right away. great demonstration. Love the technique. Now all I have to do is save up for one more piece of art supplies. The iron!

  3. Great tags Julie!!! Such beautifully colored spring images!!

  4. myohmy THOSE are just fantastic!!

  5. Wow Julie! Those are all so beautiful! I think we can say you mastered the techniques!

  6. Great work Julie, the melted crayon tech looks amazing! I love to see other's giving my technique a go..