And look! My "Heart Speaks in Whispers" postcard is featured in the "I Have a Secret" Etsy Treasury. Isn't that a fun treasury?
Crayon Transfer TechniqueToday I am going to show you a very fun technique for unleashing your inner child in your art journal. When I was little, I would use this crayon transfer technique all the time. It was so magical to me. I had forgotten all about it until I saw a blog post on a crafty momma blog. Visit the Chocolate Muffin Tree to see what she did with her kids.
First, start by coloring a loose piece of paper in patches. Color really hard.. use those muscles! Regular crayons work just fine, but you could also use gelatos or oil pastels.
|My daughter helping to color a sheet.|
|Page covered in crayon and oil pastels|
Place your colored page face down on top of a page in your art journal.
|Writing on top of the paper.|
|When you lift the paper, your drawings and words will transfer.|
Here is what I mean:
|Colored paper underneath. Draw on top with pen.|
Here are a few more examples of in progress journal pages with crayon transfers on them.
What to do with the leftover crayon-colored sheets? You can tear them up to create backgrounds!
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