Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tutorial: Crayon Resist Post-It Note Book

Note on my "Inspiration":
I saw this technique a while back and filed it in my brain. My daughter got some Kat Von D makeup from Sephora and I fell in love with the packaging. It's white roses on black and very striking. I immediately thought of the Rose & the Skull with Rose BombShell Stamps then remembered the Crayon Resist technique, which I thought would work for it!

Skull with Rose from the Man's Ruin Set by Bombshell Stamps
Rose from the Love & Luck Set by Bombshell Stamps
Glossy Cardstock by Ranger
Jet Black StazOn Ink by Tsukineko
Black Soot, Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Faded Jean Distress Inks by Ranger
Van Dyke Brown Ink by Ranger
Silver and/or White Crayons by Crayola
Cardstock by Bazzill (you'll want to use thick, heavy cardstock)
Patterned Papers by Making Memories, Scenic Route, & EK Success
Silver Foil Stickers from Holland that I got at a seriously cool booth at a stamp show.
Stickles Glitter Glue
Sponges (I buy round ones and then cut them up into wedges. I'm cheap, but not easy.)
Post It Note pads that were clearanced at Michael's (2 for 50¢--yay).
Red-Liner Tape

1. Stamp the rose and the rose with skull onto two 4" square pieces of Glossy Cardstock using StazOn ink.

2. Color the images with Silver crayon. You can go over the lines within the image, but try not to go outside of the lines on the exterior of the image. It's a bit difficult because the darned crayons don't sharpen real well.

3. Using a sponge and the Black Soot Distress Ink, dab ink all over image and cardstock until you have the coverage you'd like.

4. If you'd like, add a second color of Distress Ink using the sponge to dab it on til you're happy.

5. Take a tissue and rub the ink and crayon off of the image. You might have to rub fairly hard, but the image will eventually become white again.

6. Construct your Post-it Note holder by cutting a piece of cardstock 1/4" wider than the Post It note and twice as long, plus an additional 1/4". I'm sure that wasn't at all clear, so I'll explain. My Post-It Note pads were 3.5" square. I cut the black cardstock to 3.75" wide and 7.75" tall. (2 x 3.75" + .25" for the fold). Score lines at 3.75" from either end, which will leave you a .25" "Spine".

7. Using patterned paper, decorate the covers of the Post-It note covers as you'd like.

8. Use red-liner tape, adhere the Post-It Note Pad to the interior of the book.

*If you'd like, you can add a magnet to the back of the book and hang it on your refrigerator. You can also increase the length by 1" and make a loop for a pencil.


I did make a card to go with these, where I changed things up a bit. I need to take a photograph, so look it soon!

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Wow, these are fabulous Kathi! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  2. Love this, Kathi!!! Thanks for sharing how to make them. :-)

  3. Very cute projects and thanks so much for the awesome tutorial!
    Hugs, Christine :)

  4. Great tutorial Kathi! Beautiful post-it books!

  5. What a fun technique and great tutorial! TFS.

  6. Great tutorial, LOVE the images!

  7. I've never tried this technique. I'm putting it on my list of things to accomplish today. Great tutorial and glad you got your mini-vacation to FL. It's so nice to get away.