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Crusade No. 21


Each day, since Michell Ward posted Crusade No. 21, and I am out walking around, I have thought to myself, “Ugh, I forgot crayon and paper AGAIN!” Well not today!

I decided I wanted to use things from the everyday world outside of my home for my wax resist paper. (I guess that is my theme as of late.) Today I did wax rubbings on:

Wax Relief Steel Floor Stuff

Some of that steel flooring stuff…

Wax Relief US Mailbox

a US Mailbox…

Wax Relief Fire Hydrant

and a fire hydrant.

I did not feel like dealing with a variety of colors while I was out so I, like Harold, chose a purple crayon.

This evening, too exhausting to think, I smeared on some paint, sprayed and wiped:

I really liked the way this one turned out. I will be sure to show y’all how this paper is put to use whenever I figure that bit out.

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The US Mail turned out better than photographed (but not by much) and the fire hydrant will probably be used on an envelope or gift.

I want to thank Michelle Ward for this challenge. I love the technique and plan to use it in my altered book project.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. 06.18.2008 8:18 pm

    Laura!! I am so impressed with your vision! Love that you took rubbings from your corner of the world. I’m already thinking of manhole covers I pass on my bike rides when I see that steel flooring you did. The mailbox and hydrant are clever. Using a purple crayon like Harold, hysterical! Thanks for sharing with the team!

  2. 06.18.2008 9:47 pm

    I love that steel floor!! And the mail box…you get the gold star for innovative rubbing! 🙂

  3. 06.19.2008 5:48 am

    Hi Laura,

    I agree which Julie about your innovation – so fun to see these unexpected rubbings !
    I think the mail box is my favorite !
    Love the Harold reference and inspiration too !

  4. 06.20.2008 4:27 pm

    I like them all! They’re great fun and I applaud your use of the ‘ordinary’!! You have inspired me!!

  5. 06.22.2008 8:19 pm

    This really was a fun project wasn’t it!

  6. 06.23.2008 1:04 pm

    This is a great post, witty, artful, creative and yet realistic. I have walked past the fire hydrant on the corner of my yard a zillion times without the slightest thought of incorporating it into my art. You are inspiring!

  7. 06.23.2008 9:56 pm

    oh WOW. Those came out awesome! Especially the fire hydrant one which I though “meh” about until it was all painted up. Its very artsy.

    I can’t stand going to that Crusade website thing. The automatically playing music annoys me to no end >.< So I miss out on all those cool techniques.

  8. belle2create permalink
    06.24.2008 2:12 am

    I love how your resists came out so differently: the yellow vivacious and the blue one so mysterious! And thanks for pointing us in unexpected, BUT everyday-like directions,

  9. 06.29.2008 12:06 am

    The rubbing from the steel floor is brilliant – I think that texture could be so useful. Very cool.

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