Neocolor crayons can work as a resist!

Last night as I lay in bed with total insomnia trying to solve the worlds problems, or atleast my own, a lightbulb went off. In my brain anyways, it occurred to me, if you heat set the crayon drawing first, the wax would melt into the fabric creating a resist.

I just did a quick little test and lo and behold it works! Draw your design on the fabric, put a press cloth on top and iron it at the setting for the fabric. Then use transparent textile paints with a lot of water mixed in as you paint. You could do lots of watercolory blending of colors and throw salt on it to get more texture as it dries.

7 Responses to “Neocolor crayons can work as a resist!”

  1. kay susan says:

    I wish I’d thought of that! I’m off to try it….

  2. PaMdora says:

    Lovely! Don’t you just love those little light bulbs!

  3. Diane D. says:

    Thanks for sharing that! Amazing when those ideas come.

  4. Nirmala says:

    I’m suffering from over active brain too. I’m so happy to see that you’re still blogging away and being creative. I hope 2008 has started off on a good note.

  5. Frieda says:

    what kind of crayons did you use?

  6. They are called Neocolor l, you can buy them at Dick Blick. Neocolor ll are the watercolor crayons.

  7. Anonymous says:

    THANX!!! I’ve always wanted to do resist, but didn’t want to use the clear stuff. What a great idea.

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