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I really really love my Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wonder Crayons and I was soooo frustrated when I wanted to stamp away from home – how could I stuff my precious Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wonder Crayons into my purse (scaaaarrrrryyyy)… so I created a painters palette on a few sheets of cardstock and went over to kinkos and laminated them and then cut them (I can fit 4 to a sheet of 8.5×11 cardstock)… went home and had sheer joy when I discovered I could color on the laminated piece of cardstock and then using Stampin’ Up!s Blender Pen or even a small paint brush, I could simply take the color off the laminated cardstock and color my stamped image.
The really really cool thing about these are:
- If you stuff them in a clear medium sized envelope they make nice gifts and you can carry them in your purse (scaaaarrrrryyyy) without breaking a crayon and getting the color all over your purse.
- You can use these for your children to color with …of course they have their own paint brush/blender pen to use
- You don’t have to drag out the watercolor crayons and risk your cat knocking the box onto a wood floor (see You Know It’s Bad When post…)
- Mixing colors is very easy to do… just simply swirl the colors around with your Stampin’ Up! Blender Pen or small paint brush…
- Step 1: Download the file that prints the painter’s pallete onto your computer.
- Step 2: Print file out onto whisper white cardstock
- Step 3: Laminate both sides of the cardstock (I do both sides to make them more durable)
- Step 4: Take the Watercolor Wonder Crayon that you desire to work with and color in a spot on the laminated cardstock (see picture above). The heavier you lay on the color, the longer you can use it. Do this step for each color you want to use.
- Step 5: Take either a blender pen (lasts longer) or a watercolor brush and swipe the color on the laminated cardstock to pick up the color and then color your stamped image. – Voila – now you can go anywhere without stuffing your watercolor wonder crayons into a purse…
So this is a really good way to make your crayons last – I use my Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wonder Crayons all the time and they look brand new (minus the three that broke thanks to my ingenius cat) because I only color using these laminated cardstock palettes!