Monday, 6 October 2014

A Faux Effect........

What a joy the Paper Crafters Crayons are to use!!
When we were asked to use them for our Craft Barn DT projects I have to honestly say that i thought I was going to be doing some colouring in. Well no such thing for me!!
They are wax in a fab twist up casing and I got my little crafting iron out for this one - I say crafting iron but it's actually a tiny weeny travel iron from good old M & S but I can't imagine it ever being able to iron clothes in under a week per item!! but for crafting it's just brilliant.
Anyway, back to this project, I got out some heat resistant acetate and set to work with the crayon and the iron. So you melt the wax onto the tip of the iron - please don't use a steam iron - then you swipe it across the acetate or swirl it around.
Keep repeating with as many colours as you want, I used the neutral set for this one, until the acetate is as you like it. So my faux finish looks like tortoise shell!! SO COOL!!
Next I turned it over and stamped my Kaisercraft Crackle stamp in Versamark and heat embossed in gold.
PLEASE REMEMBER - If you heat emboss down on your work surface, even on a heat resistant mat, the wax will start to melt and stick to the surface and it will remove for the acetate. SO HEAT IT IN MID AIR
I then stamped some wording in the gaps using StazOn Ink
Attach it to a card blank and add a big ribbon and bow. I do so love this effect.
As usual all the step by step instructions are on The Craft Barn Blog


  1. Wow Pauline this is fabulous xx Jennifer

  2. This is brilliant! Love the gorgeous crackle stamp and effect.
    Linda xxx

  3. Love the effect you have created!!

  4. Wow this is such an amazing effect Pauline x

  5. wow this is fabulous xx
    Sandie x

  6. stunning project, thank you for sharing with us x

  7. This is a gorgeous card Pauline. The crayon on acetate technique looks amazing and I love the effect of the embossing x

  8. this is stunning Pauline! Hugs Rachel x


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