Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial by Joni!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

As I was trying to figure out what I was going to do for my tutorial, I was sitting at my "VERY MESSY"  scrapbook table, just fidgeting with some of the scraps and embellishments I had sitting around.  So, after putting two and two together....I knew where to start, although I had no idea where I was going!!!   
So, one item I had was the inner cardboard from a roll of glue dots.  I was saving it in case I needed to draw a circle I guess?


And I didn't take a photo of the second item...but you'll see it in the next photo...
It was one of my son's crayons.  Yea, not sure why that's on my table, but I'm glad it was.

So, I just started coloring the crayon onto the "roll"
(At this point, I still had NO IDEA what I was going to do...no plan, I was just playing around)

Well, then I figured I need to "roll" the crayon wax back "off" of the roll....
So, I needed to heat it up, right?

And then I rolled it onto a piece of paper...

I had to add more crayon to the roll and reheat it and roll it off several times to get this effect. 
So now I ended up with a base for a card that I can decorate later.

And after I finished it up, here is how it turned out.

So...look around...think outside the box (or in my case, don't think at all...lol!!)
You don't have to know the end result when you start...just create and let it flow and see where you end up!!  I use this technique a lot when I feel like I have no mojo...I just make a few backgrounds and then I can decorate them more later.

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7 Responses to “Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial by Joni!”

Pooja said...

This is awesome and easy too ! I really like the tutorials on Frosted Design !

Maryleen said...

Oh WOW what a brilliant techniq !!!

Naomi Edwards said...

Brilliant!!!! I am so in love with this idea and cannot wait to try it!! Seriously I am off to try it now! Thank you for sharing this awesome idea and tutorial

adele holcomb said...

Very cool idea!

Lori Apgar said...

How cool is that?!? Love the background it made for your card!!

CraftyGirl said...

LOVE this idea! How clever of you!

barb :)

Laura said...

Fab idea!!