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When I was in grade school, the teacher gave us a piece of paper and told us to color the entire sheet in different colors, using only pencil crayons.  I remembered of how hard I held on to my pencil crayons as I colored.  Then she gave us a black crayon and told us to cover the page in black.  I didn’t understand of what she wanted, but nevertheless, I did of what I was told.  It was after the paper was cover, she showed us by gently scrapping away the black crayon, it revealed the colors underneath and we made wonderful pictures.  To be honest, I can’t exactly of what I drew, I just remember the trick.

It is kind of what Crayola Color Wonder have, minus all of the hard work of prepping the paper.  I wish they had that when  I was a kid.  The only downside with Crayola is if you make a mistake, there  is nothing you can do about it.  But with the black crayon method, if you make a mistake, you take a black crayon and color over it.

This gave me an idea to try out an experiment and this time, I tried it on my ATCs and scraps, not a journal page.  I took a piece of 9 X 12 watercolor paper where I used dye spray to color the page.  Once it was dried, I cut it into 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 sizes leaving a couple of scraps.

I used my big solid leaf stamp and clear emboss to stamp on the scraps.


On one scrap, I used black watercolor paint and quickly wiped it with a baby wipe.  On the second scrap, I used black acrylic paint.

SAM_1914 <—-  The left one is watercolor and the right one is acrylic.

I went with acrylic paint because I like the intensity of the color.

So this is how I did the card before the paint.


And after I did the black paint.  I also ended covering it with modge podge because I didn’t like the feel of the card.


I’m really pleased of how they turned out, and simple it was.

In other news, I found out that the people who are organizing the craft sale next month has extended their deadline until the end of  this month.  To be honest, I’m starting to become anxious about it.  Mainly because this sale is going to be around Halloween and I should make some Halloween cards and maybe some pumpkins hats.

Author: lesleysoriginalthings

I have an online business where I sell handmade items including cards, teddy bears, scarves and bags.

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