Today I experimented with my Crayola pencils, Rose Art pencils, and Crayola crayons. The Crayola actually worked reasonably well. While the Goo Gone did not spread the color of the RoseArt and other budget friendly pencils, it did soften their look greatly. So instead of just applying the color pencil to the edges of the stamp image and blending inward to stretch the color, I went ahead and colored the stamped image entirely then went over it with the Goo Gone and blending stump. It softened the color and smoothed out any pencil lines. It is a different look than with the softer Prismacolors, etc., but it still made a nice improvement. I also did the same with the Crayola crayons and was pleased with the smoothness created with the Goo Gone, also.
To use Goo Gone with blending stumps, pour a very tiny amount of the Goo Gone into a jar or container with air-tight, spill-proof lid. I used a small sponge to set inside the jar to hold the Goo Gone, and the sponge keeps you from getting too much on your blending stump. Color your stamped image. Then dip your blending stump tip into the Goo Gone, just barely wetting the tip. Then in circular motions, go over the color from your pencil to smooth it out. While the idea of the Goo Gone is not new; I have not seen anyone post about using crayons, so I thought I would share it.
In the photo, the image on the left was made using regular Crayola crayons. The images in the center were made using Koh-I-Noor pencils. I added a little glitter using a quick glue pen to brighten it up a little. Some people prefer to use baby oil rather than Goo Gone, as it is safer and less odorous. Be sure to put the lid cover back onto your container of Goo Gone or baby oil and store in a safe place, away from children and pets.
By hoptownracer1 from USA
Approximate Time: 15-30 minutes
Clean your tiles by wiping them with a damp paper towel to remove any manufacturing dust. Allow to dry.
Ink your stamps with StazOn. Stamp image on your tile. Be very careful as you stamp as the surface may be slippery and your stamped image might smear. I stamped with a background stamp first (the black script stamp)
Using sandpaper, gently sand the tile to soften the first stamped image.
Ink your main image stamp with Staz-on. Stamp your image on your tile.
Allow the ink to dry. You can also heat set the ink with a heating gun or in the oven.
If your main image needs color, you can use Decorative chalks to color in your image. Use a tissue or q-tip to blend in your colors.
If colored with chalk, lightly spray a coat of clear acrylic.
When dry, attach the felt or cork bumpers to the bottom of your coasters to prevent scratching of your furniture.
By Melissa from Mobile, AL
Can anyone recomend an inexpensive place to purchase rubber stamping supplies. I would like to make gift wrap with my 8 year old for the holidays.
Amy from Seattle, WA
Micheals stores carry $1 rubber stamps. They are usually in a bin in the front of the store. I have not seen Christmas ones at my store yet but they did have Halloween so I am assuming they will have Christmas ones. I actually think they are of pretty good quality. I've used some of mine many times and they seem to be holding up well.