The prompt: Coloring Book Inspiration. "For this week’s prompt, use coloring book pages as inspiration. You can use a page out of a coloring book, print out one from the many free coloring pages online, or you can even try making your own! You can use pens, markers, crayons, colored pencils – whatever medium you are most comfortable with and have on hand!" There is still time to join the fun over at Journal 52
I know that there are coloring books around here, that belong to the GKs, but I just hate the paper they are printed on........always have, even as a kid! So I gave it a quick "What shall I do" and took a marker to my journal page. I always liked coloring the pages with words on them.....now you know why I have this addiction with lettering....LOL Even with this addiction to lettering I kept it quite simple and "child-like". I ran and got out the GKs' crayons and had a go with coloring the page, forgot how much I do not care for crayons as a medium.......unless I'm melting them....(grin)
Once I got the colors down I wasn't to crazy about that stark white background.......hmmmm. Crayons are waxed base and would create a resist to water based mediums.
So out came the water based inks.........so much fun!!
I let them almost dry, then went over the page with a baby wipe, love the warm golden background, but crayon was still shiny and waxy. My heat gun took care of that problem, the wax just disintegrated and left a really nice finish.
Still looking a little blah I added some flecks of white acrylic paint. The inks created an antiqued quality to the crayon images, where the crayon wasn't as solid.......what an added bonus....eh?
Well, there was this left over paint, in the dish, and there was this bottle cap just laying there so I put the two together and added some circles...........DONE!
I guess it just goes to show that there is still that "little kid" still left inside me that will still pick up a crayon and give it an other chance..........................but I still would rather melt it..LOL!!!
When was the last time you picked up a crayon???