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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Oldies Technique #19 -- Rubbings.

Hi and welcome to another Oldies technique! Remember doing rubbings when you were a kid, rubbing crayons over fallen leaves in the Fall? Well, you can do the same thing using rubber stamps. That is what I will be showing today.

Supplies you will need:

several rubber or acrylic stamps
several colors of crayons or watercolor crayons
plain white or cream paper ( I used white copy paper)

I used leaf stamps, turned them over with the rubber side up, laid my paper on top of the stamp and began rubbing the crayon over the paper. I peeled off the paper on the crayon and used the side of the crayon to rub. I found it was better to start with the lightest color first and go over areas with the darker color so that it blended better. 

These look nice using regular crayons, but they looked a little pale to me, so I pulled out my watercolor crayons and made more leaves. These are the ones I used on my card. I found that the watercolor crayons are more vivid and they are softer so that you don't have to rub as hard.

I came across some gold pigment powder that I had not used in ages, added water and flicked it over the leaves to add some sparkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have fun trying this technique. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Color Inspiration
Stamp & Create:  Brown or Kraft Colors
Stamping Sensations:  Colors of Autumn
Sweet Stampin':  Use a Script or Text


Belinda said...

These leaves are so pretty! Beautiful card and the colors are so pretty!


Such a beautiful card - I love the tutorial, very clever. This is just perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Great technique remembered! Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

Dora said...

wow...what beautiful leaves stamps.
very pretty card have you made.
thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

Debbie said...

Great card thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin'. debbie X

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful and fun!

moi said...

Great technique and wonderfull result.

Paddington fan said...

Fabulous technique and a beautiful autumnal card! Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin' this week and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

brenda said...

A lovely card full of Autumnal warmth April, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges.

B x

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful cards! i love how you did the leaves- so clever!! the splatter of gold is FAB too :) thank you so much for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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